Issue - decisions

Council Tax Reduction Scheme April 2022

09/02/2022 - Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2022/23

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.


The decision:


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.