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Council Tax Support Consultation

Ryedale District Council’s asking for views on proposed changes to the current Council Tax Support Scheme.

Each year the Council has to decide whether to change the Council Tax Support scheme for working age applicants in the Ryedale 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 the Government in Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.

The scheme for pension age customers is set by Government and is not affected by any of the options set out in the council's consultation.

The changes being proposed are to align the new CTS scheme with recent changes to Housing Benefit and Universal Credit regulations in order to make the administration of the scheme easier and more efficient and make it easier to understand for people who are accessing this support.

  1. Disregard in full any payments made to a person that are paid by the Thalidomide Trust.
  2. Disregard in full any payments made to a person that are paid by the Infected Blood Schemes (IBS).
  3. All payments made by either the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund’ (WLMEF) and the ‘London Emergencies Trust’ (LET) are disregarded for the purposes of calculating entitlement to Council Tax Support.
  4. Disregard the new Bereavement Support payments for working age applicants.
  5. Abolish Class 2 National Insurance contributions for all persons who are Self Employed

Council Tax Support is how the Council helps people on a low income to pay their Council Tax bill. It replaced the national Council Tax Benefit scheme which ended in April 2013 and had been fully funded by the Government.

The consultation is open until 2 September 2018 and can be accessed and completed online.

Council Tax Support Consultation

The final decision on the proposed changes will be taken by Council in December 2018.

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

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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