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Council Tax Support 2017/18 Consultation

This consultation is now closed

What is this consultation about?

Each year the Council has to decide whether to change the Council Tax Support scheme for working age applicants in its area. This year the Council has decided that changes should be made to bring the Council Tax Support scheme in line with the changes made by Central Government in Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.  

What is Council Tax Support?

Council Tax Support is a discount for Council Tax, the level of discount is based on the income of the household. Currently the maximum discount is 91.5% of Council Tax for working age households and up to 100% for pensioners.

Why is a change to the Council Tax Support scheme being considered?

Until April 2013 there was a national scheme called Council Tax Benefit. The Government made local Councils responsible for replacement schemes from 1 April 2013.

As the Council is keen to keep Council Tax Support aligned with major benefits such as Housing Benefit and Universal Credit to assist in administration, this means that, as those benefits change, similar changes need to be made to the Council Tax Support scheme.

Who will this affect?

Working age households in the District who currently receive or will apply for Council Tax Support will be affected.

Pension age households will not be affected as Central Government prescribed the scheme.

When is the consultation taking place?

Start: 29th August 2016

End: 14th October 2016

For further information, please contact:

Marcus Lee

Revenues and Benefits - Team Leader

Ryedale District Council

Old Malton Road

Malton

YO17 7HH

How will the results be used?

The results will be used to help us make the final decision on the scheme in December 2016.

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Download this file (Council Tax Support Scheme 2017 v2.pdf)Council Tax Support Scheme 2017-18 Consultation Results8145 kB01-2017

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Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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Phone: 01653 600666

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