Council Tax Reduction (CTR)
For 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18, the Welsh Government have made new CTR regulations which replicate the previous regulations and with the same discretions available to the Council.
The Council has decided after consultation that it would adopt the National Scheme with the following discretions
the Council should continue to allow extended payments up to a maximum of four weeks
the Council should continue to disregard War Widow and War Disablement pensions in assessing income
that the Council should continue to allow backdated benefit for a period of up to 26 weeks
that the council should adopt the minimum requirements specified in the regulations when issuing notification of decisions
This will significantly improve the financial position for those vulnerable households who would have faced increases in their council tax bills, as well as those who would have had to contribute to their council tax bills for the first time.
Council Tax Reduction Scheme