Decision details

2022/23 council tax reduction scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the 2022/23 local council tax reduction scheme (CTR).


Council tax charges can be reduced where the bill payer meets certain set criteria contained in the council tax reduction scheme (CTR). The 2021/22 CTR scheme was approved by Council on 12 February 2021 and increased the discount awarded. No amendments to the current scheme are recommended.


It is a legal requirement to annually review the council’s council tax reduction scheme and the decision to approve the scheme is reserved to full Council. 




a)    The council tax reduction scheme for 2022/23, with the same parameters as the existing scheme, be approved.


Alternative options considered:

1.    The local council tax reduction scheme discount was increased to its maximum level in 2021/22 therefore the discount could not be increased further in 2022/23. A reduced discount could be decided for 2022/23. To reduce the discount statutory public consultation must be completed, this has taken place however it is not currently recommended as it is considered appropriate to leave the higher discount during 2022/23 to reflect the continued impact of Covid 19 on many households income.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Josie Rushgrove, Head of corporate finance Email: Tel: 01432 261867.

Publication date: 31/01/2022

Date of decision: 31/01/2022