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Council tax reduction scheme 2017/18

This consultation is now closed.

Don’t forget you can still have your say on improving council services by clicking here to join our citizens’ panel.

Related Documents

To find out more about the consultation carried out last time and the decisions taken, you can read the minutes of the Council meeting held on 8 January 2014, click here.

Overview

Welsh Government’s current council tax reduction scheme comes to an end in March 2017, so a new scheme is being proposed, which will be in place from April 2017 until March 2018.  In this new draft scheme, it still proposes to offer up to 100% council tax support to tax payers, depending on their financial and household circumstances. Existing council tax discounts, such as the 25% single person’s discount, and existing exemptions, such as the exemption for people who are severely mentally impaired and live on their own, remain unchanged.

The council must again decide:

  • whether to increase the standard extended payment period for people who return to work, when they have been in receipt of a qualifying benefit for more than 26 weeks;
  • whether or not to take into account the income that people receive from War Disablement Pensions and War Widows Pensions when deciding if people are entitled to CTR;
  • whether to backdate CTR claims for more than the standard three months in certain circumstances.

How to respond

This consultation period will begin on the 31 October 2016 and close on the
18 December 2016. You can respond or ask further questions in the following ways:

Online: Click here
Tel:
(01656) 643 664
Email: Consultation@bridgend.gov.uk
Post: Communications, Marketing and Engagement, Bridgend County Borough Council, Raven’s Court, Wing 3, Brewery Lane, Bridgend, CF31 4AP.

Alternative formats are also available upon request.

Consultation

Projected timetable for procedure and proposal implementation:

Activity

Date

Response deadline

18 December 2016

Report to Cabinet on the outcomes of the consultation

10 January 2017

This consultation is now closed.

Don’t forget you can still have your say on improving council services by clicking here to join our citizens’ panel.

Last Updated: 05/05/2017
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