Every year, we have to decide whether to change the Council Tax Support Scheme (CTS) for working age applicants. This year, we are looking to simplify how we might operate and administer the scheme from 1 April 2019.? This consultation outlines a proposal that would reduce the cost of the scheme, making it easier to understand, more transparent and importantly would bring the scheme in line with Universal Credit.? The proposal will not change the maximum council tax discount available under the scheme, which is currently 75% of the council tax bill. The proposed changes will not affect any other council tax disregards, discounts or exemptions.
We will listen carefully to what residents tell us.? Feedback from the consultation will be taken into consideration when making a final decision on the 2019/20 scheme.