Decision details


Council Tax Reduction Scheme and Council Tax Discounts 2020-2021

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020/21

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report and any financial implications for the Council be noted.

 

(2)            That, having given due consideration, the options for a Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2020-2021 be noted and Option 1 – A new banded income CTR scheme for those of working age - be recommended for a full consultation process to be undertaken.

 

(3)            That, having given due consideration, the following proposed level of Council Tax discounts and premiums for 2019-2020 be recommended to Full Council:

·       Retain the discount for second homes at zero.

·       Retain the discount for empty homes (unoccupied and substantially unfurnished) at 25% for 6 months and thereafter at zero.

·       Retain the discount for empty homes undergoing major repair at 25% for 12 months and thereafter at zero.

·       Retain the empty homes premium of an additional 100% for properties that have remained empty for more than 2 years. 

 

Reason Key: Significant Expenditure or Savings and effect on communities in two or more wards;

Corporate Priorities : District of Opportunity & Growth;

Reason No Public Access: No

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Contact: Belinda Green, Operations Director - CSN Resources Email: belinda.green@csn.gov.uk Tel: 01327 322182.

Report author: Belinda Green

Publication date: 03/09/2019

Date of decision: 02/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 02/09/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 07/09/2019

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