Decision details

Council tax reduction exceptional hardship policy

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Report following approval of notice of motion at Full Council meeting in November 2018.


The report will give options on how to broaden the Exceptional Hardship Policy to make it more accessible to those self-employed and to include those self-employed who do not qualify for a Council Tax Reduction due to the application of the minimum income floor.


Cabinet asked to decide which, if any, of the options to adopt.


(Key decision):


(1) That the proposed changes to the policy be adopted


(2) That Cabinet delegate authority to the Director of Service Deliver in consultation with the Lead Member to make alterations to the policy.

Report author: Bill McCafferty

Publication date: 13/02/2019

Date of decision: 11/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Effective from: 19/02/2019

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