Changes to the council tax support 2014/15
Below are the changes to our Council Tax Support scheme for 2014/15. The changes were made by Councillors following a scheme consultation, while taking into account the feedback you gave through our online survey.
- Form 1 April 2014 all working age people receiving council tax support will have to pay at least 12% of their council tax. The maximum support that can now be awarded is only 88% of the council tax charge.
- The government has ensured that pensioners are still protected through this scheme.
The Council can confirm that following discussions with our partners across Leicestershire around how we will protect vulnerable people from increases in Council Tax, we will continue to have a local Discretionary Council Tax Support scheme.
This scheme is there to help people who are experiencing severe financial hardship who need extra help to pay their Council Tax. You do not have to be in receipt of Council Tax Support to apply for Discretionary Council Tax Support.