Decision details

Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020-2021

Decision Maker: Budget Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




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


(2)      That Option 1, a new banded income Council Tax Reduction Scheme for those of working age, be recommended to Executive for consideration as the Council Tax Scheme for 2020-2021


(3)      That, having given due consideration, Executive be recommended to retain the following level of Council Tax discounts and premiums for 2020-2021:


·         Discount for second homes at zero

·         Discount for empty homes (unoccupied and substantially unfurnished) at 25% for 6 months and thereafter at zero

·         The discount for empty homes undergoing major repairs at 25% for 12 months and thereafter at zero

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

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Report author: Adele Taylor

Publication date: 01/11/2019

Date of decision: 29/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 29/10/2019 - Budget Planning Committee

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