The subject of the decision:
This report sought approval of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2022/23. It would remain on the same basis as in 2021/22 but with the level of qualifying income updated for inflation as at the appropriate date. This scheme would be reviewed in 2022/23 as part of the Local Government Review integration work and a North Yorkshire wide scheme would be introduced from 1 April 2023.
Alternative options considered:
The reason for the decision:
To comply with the requirements of the Local Government Finance Act.
That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council:-
(1) to continue with the current banded Local Council Tax Reduction scheme to protect households who have a low income at a time of high financial uncertainty; and
(2) approve the levels of qualifying income set out in Table 1 within the report.