To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance and Governance.
The Executive Member for Finance and Governance submitted a report which set out details of the legal requirement formally to approve the Council’s local CTS scheme before the start of each financial year. It was proposed that the scheme remain as is, only changing to reflect the national changes to income related benefits as already agreed in 2016. It set out that the Council Tax Hardship Fund was a separate scheme, funded separately with separate decision making. This temporary scheme would come to an end on 31 March 2022 in line with the government funding, unless further funding were received. All affected claimants would receive correspondence relating to this as part of the annual notification process and would be signposted to relevant information, advice and debt agencies.
RESOLVED - That the Council Tax Support Scheme 2022-23 and Council Tax Hardship Fund proposals detailed in the report be agreed and that the approval and adoption of such be recommended to Council as part of the budget setting process.