Issue details

2018-19 Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (“the 1992 Act”) requires each billing authority in England to make a scheme specifying the reductions which are to apply to amounts of council tax payable by persons, or classes of person, whom the authority considers are in financial need (“a council tax reduction scheme”). The Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements) (England) Regulations 2012 (“the 2012 Regulations”) prescribe matters which must be included in such a scheme in addition to matters set out in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1A to the 1992 Act. Each year regulations amending the 2012 Regulations are made in November/December. The majority of the amendments are to ensure consistency with changes to social security legislation and will be included in our local scheme.

The first Southampton Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2014 was agreed by the Council on 16 January 2013. Subsequently the Southampton Council Tax Reduction Scheme has been approved each year under delegated authority by the Chief Financial Officer, with the 2017 scheme approved on 20th January 2017. (Decision No. OD2016-17 18049)

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/10/2017

Decision due: 13 Feb 2018 by Officer Decision Making
Reason: decision date

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Finance

Lead director: Director of Finance & Commercialisation

Department: Officer Key Decision

Contact: Steve Olney Email:, Sue Cuerden Email: Tel: 023 8083.

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