Council Tax Reduction Scheme consultation

Since 1 April 2013, all local authorities have been required to establish their own Council Tax support scheme for residents of working age who are on low incomes. In Bexley, this is called the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS). National regulations mean that the Council has to protect the Council Tax Reduction levels for those of state retirement age so that they receive no less financial support than they would have under the former Council Tax Benefit rules.

Who will be affected?

These proposals will affect residents of working age who currently claim help from the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, and also anyone of working age who might wish to claim support in the future should their circumstances change.

Have your say

The Council is seeking your opinions on potential changes to the current scheme. If you disagree with a proposed change, there is an opportunity for you to suggest how it should be altered, or to offer other comments. Bexley is keen to receive views from residents, local voluntary and welfare organisations, landlords, and other interested parties - regardless of whether they currently claim benefits or not. The information you provide will be treated confidentially and used solely by the Council.

Details of the current scheme can be found at Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Paper copies of the consultation are available at all Bexley libraries. You can give your views online, scan and email your completed form to consultation@bexley.gov.uk or post your completed paper form to:

Erith Town Hall
Walnut Tree Road
Erith, Kent
DA8 1TL 

If you don’t have internet access at home to view the current scheme, you can use the public computers at the Civic Offices and in libraries.

Please ensure you submit your response by the deadline of 23 September 2018.

The information you provide will be treated confidentially and used solely by the London Borough of Bexley. The final decision on the scheme will be made by the Council no later than 11 March 2019, and details will be made available on the Council’s website.

 

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