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Decision Maker
Leader of the Council
Discretion to reduce the amount of Council Tax payable under Section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992
Is a Key Decision:

Due Date
Thu 17 Sep 2020
Finance and Legal Services
Include Item on Forward Plan:
Decision Type:
Decision Maker:
Councillor Danny Thorpe
Decision Outcome

1.     Agreed to provide all current and new recipients of working age Local Council Tax Support during the financial year 2020-21 with a further reduction in their annual council tax bill of up to £550, under the COVID Hardship Fund, using discretionary powers under section 13A(1)(c) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

2     Agreed for any remaining funds under the COVID Hardship Fund be used to provide additional support to vulnerable residents outside of the Council Tax system (e.g. Local Welfare Assistance). 

3     Agreed the policy as attached at Appendix A for awarding further discretionary Council Tax Relief.

4     Agreed, separate to the COVID Hardship Fund, to delegate authority to the Director of Finance to agree discretionary Council Tax Relief up to a financial limit of £100,000 per scheme per year.

This decision is subject to call-in until 5pm - 23 September

Additional Information

D15 - General Exception
D16 - Special Urgency

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21/08/2020 16:16:29Nassir AliBusiness Item Created 
21/08/2020 16:16:53Nassir AliWard AddedAll
21/08/2020 16:23:39Nassir AliContacts Edited 
21/08/2020 16:23:48Nassir AliStatus ChangedDecision Proposed [2]
09/09/2020 14:43:22Daniel WilkinsonGeneral Details Edited 
09/09/2020 14:48:02Daniel WilkinsonReport AddedDocument ID 24684: Council Tax Discretionary Relief Report
09/09/2020 14:57:07Daniel WilkinsonTopic AddedCouncil Tax
09/09/2020 15:35:23Daniel WilkinsonGeneral Details Edited 
17/09/2020 12:28:17Nassir AliStatus ChangedDecision Subject To Call In [3]
17/09/2020 12:30:58Nassir AliGeneral Details Edited 


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