MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL
6 DECEMBER 2017
REPORT OF THE POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE 30 OCTOBER 2017
COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME
Issue for Decision
On 30 October 2017 the Policy and Resources Committee resolved to amend the Council Tax Reduction scheme according to Option 1 outlined in the report (attached as Appendix 1 to this report).
Following the meeting, the Head of the Revenues and Benefits Shared Service has amended the Council Tax Support scheme, as requested by the Committee, and this amended scheme is attached as Appendix 2 to this report.
It is important to note that the Department for Work and Pensions has moved the live date for Maidstone Universal Credit to November 2018 rather than August 2018. Therefore the live date for the amended scheme, contained in Appendix 2 to this report, will be November 2018 rather than August 2018 as was referred to in the report to Policy and Resources Committee.
Reasons for Recommendation
The reasons for recommendation can be found in the report to Policy and Resources Committee on 30 October 2017.
Alternatives Considered and Why Not Recommended
A full explanation of the other available options can be found in Appendix 1 to this report, paragraphs 2.3-2.7.
Appendix 1: Council Tax Reduction Scheme Report to Policy and Resources Committee 30 October 2017
Appendix 2: Amended Council Tax Reduction Scheme