Decision details

Council Tax Support Fund

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for finance and assets

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the proposed Council Tax Support Fund Scheme.


(1)       To approve the Local Authority’s Council Tax Support Fund Policy.


(2)       To grant the Director of Service Delivery delegated authority, to implement, and if necessary, amend the Policy (in consultation with the Lead Member). Such delegated authority will include any measures necessary for or incidental to its management and administration

Reasons for the decision:

This is a new scheme which needs to be implemented as a matter of urgency and so executive approval for the scheme is being sought from the Lead Member. The Lead Member is being asked to authorise the Director of Service Delivery to implement and administer the scheme as there is no existing officer delegation in place.

Alternative options considered:

There are many options available for the discretionary element of the scheme, but the ones chosen represent the most efficient and cost-effective way of dealing with the discretionary fund as well as getting support to those who most need it.

Publication date: 07/03/2023

Date of decision: 07/03/2023

Effective from: 10/03/2023

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