The Council Tax Support Scheme had been considered and discussed as part of the overall budget presentation and discussion.
A question was asked about whether Council Tax support had been stopped during the year as a result of the Council’s financial problems. The Lead Member commented that Council Tax support had continued, but some discretionary hardship support schemes had been stopped during the year. This followed the withdrawal of Government funding some years ago. A new Household Support Fund had been put in place and Members were referred to the Cabinet report of November 2021.
The Council Tax collection rate was discussed and Members suggested that further incentives be introduced to encourage residents to pay by direct debit.
Resolved – That the report be noted.