A consultation is taking place on proposals for an amendment to the local council tax support scheme.

The local council tax support is currently given to around 30,000 individuals and families in the borough, whose personal circumstances mean that they are eligible for financial help to pay their council tax. It is proposed that the local council tax support scheme is amended from 1 April 2021.

In line with national requirements, pension age households will not be affected by these changes.

We are now consulting on the proposals and want you to have your say.  Your responses will be anonymised and no individual will be identified in any report.


This consultation is now closed.

Closing Date
12pm, Friday 11th December 2020
Survey Results

You can view details of the proposed changes to the scheme here


Resolved – That, subject to the Council’s approval on 17th February, 2021 and considering the feedback received from the consultation process, together with the recent allocation, the proposal to increase the Local Council Tax Support top slice from 12.5% to 17.5% be approved with effect from 1st April, 2022. To view the minutes of this meeting please click here.