Making welfare work locally case study showcase - Round 2 (a)
In April 2013, council tax benefit (CTB) was abolished. The budget, minus 10 per cent, was passed to local authorities to put in place their own council tax reduction schemes. Here we showcase three different examples of how local authorities have designed and implemented their council tax reduction schemes. These are based on their experience of local needs and trends and what level of contribution is realistically collectable. We consider the extent to which they were able to protect vulnerable households whilst continue to collect council tax due.
Raising revenue to provide support for housing costs.
Reviewing recovery processes for stable, sustainable collections
Using local housing market conditions to raise revenue and maintain protections
We’ve pulled out eight key features from our second showcase that can make a real difference.
Background on council tax support policies.