Consultation on proposed changes to the Local Council Tax Reduction scheme for Reading 2022/23

Closes 21 Nov 2021

Opened 27 Sep 2021

Overview

Reading’s Local Council Tax Reduction (LCTR) scheme began on 1 April 2013, when the Government abolished the national Council Tax Benefit Scheme.

Our scheme helps “working age” people who have a low income, or no income, pay their Council Tax.

Pensioners are protected under separate legislation, and are not affected by our scheme, or the proposed changes that are the subject of this consultation.

 

Why your views matter

We are considering changes to our Local Council Tax Reduction scheme for 2022/23 following feedback on the current scheme and a review of our administration process.

If we want to make changes to the scheme, we need to ask you about it first. We want to hear the views of everyone, this will ensure that you have had your say and have helped us shape any potential changes to our scheme.

We need to hear from you to ensure that we make the best possible use of the money we have available whilst still providing this valuable support to the most vulnerable.

We have not made any final decisions about the proposed changes to our Local Council Tax Reduction scheme. Your views and ideas will help us make these decisions.

The proposals for consultation were presented to Policy Committee on 23 September 2021, you can read the full report here

This consultation is open to all stakeholders, which includes everyone who lives, works or studies in Reading and wants to take part.

This online consultation is open from 27 September 2021 and closes on 21 November 2021.

Give us your views

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