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MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF DECISION OF THE Policy and Resources Committee

 

 

 

 

Decision Made:

15 February 2017

 

Report of the Head of Revenues and Benefits - Council Tax - Exceptional Hardship Scheme

 

 

Issue for Decision

 

The Policy and Resources Committee considered future arrangements for Maidstone Borough Councilís Council Tax Reduction Scheme in October and November 2016. Amongst other things the Committee agreed to introduce a scheme to help applicants suffering exceptional hardship.

 

Section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 provides the Borough with the discretion to reduce or remit Council Tax for those who could be considered to be suffering hardship.†

 

The attached policy sets out the Councilís proposed approach in making such awards.

 

Decision Made

 

That the Committee approves the Council Tax Exceptional Hardship Policy attached at Appendix I.

 

Should you wish to refer this decision to Council, please submit a Decision Referral Form, signed by five Councillors, to the Head of Policy and Communications by:27 February 2017

 

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