Council tax reduction consultation

Bassetlaw District Council has consulted on the options available for the Local Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme for 2019 - 20 following ongoing reductions in funding from the Government.

Formerly known as Council Tax Benefit, CTR is a means tested scheme to help people in financial need to pay their Council Tax.

The last consultation on the scheme took place in September 2016 and led to the Council providing a 88% reduction in Council Tax for eligible claimants, meaning that they only the remaining 12% was payable.

The 2019 - 20 Bassetlaw scheme is estimated to cost approximately £7.8m, which will be made up of funding from the Government and Council Tax receipts. However, since 2013 the Government has reduced Bassetlaw’s Revenue Support Grant - the amount of funding it gives to Councils - with the aim of removing this grant by 2020.

Therefore, a review of the scheme took place in order to ensure it is both fair and affordable for the future and Bassetlaw residents had an opportunity to have their say.

Results of the consultation

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Bassetlaw District Council has consulted on the options available for the Local Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme for 2019 - 20 following ongoing reductions in funding from the Government.

Formerly known as Council Tax Benefit, CTR is a means tested scheme to help people in financial need to pay their Council Tax.

The last consultation on the scheme took place in September 2016 and led to the Council providing a 88% reduction in Council Tax for eligible claimants, meaning that they only the remaining 12% was payable.

The 2019 - 20 Bassetlaw scheme is estimated to cost approximately £7.8m, which will be made up of funding from the Government and Council Tax receipts. However, since 2013 the Government has reduced Bassetlaw’s Revenue Support Grant - the amount of funding it gives to Councils - with the aim of removing this grant by 2020.

Therefore, a review of the scheme took place in order to ensure it is both fair and affordable for the future and Bassetlaw residents had an opportunity to have their say.

Results of the consultation

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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