Decision details

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2022/23

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To set out the statutory process to follow to make changes to the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme.


To set out the financial implications and risks of changing from the current 2021/22 80% scheme to a 100% scheme, remove the Minimum Income Floor and the £5.00 minimum award.



(Key decision):


That Cabinet, with the objective of implementing a revised Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2022/23:


(1) Authorise the Chief Finance Officer to enter into consultation with the major precepting authorities


(2) Authorise the drafting of a scheme that calculates a Council Tax Reduction of 100% of a person’s council tax liability, removes the Minimum-Income Floor for the self-employed and removes the £5.00 minimum award


(3) On completion of the consultation and drafting authorised under (1) and (2) above, authorise the Director of Service Delivery to consult with other interested parties.

Report author: Bill McCafferty

Publication date: 11/06/2021

Date of decision: 10/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 10/06/2021 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Effective from: 17/06/2021

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