Council Tax Reduction Scheme – proposals

East Suffolk Council is proposing a change to its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme. If implemented, this would mean people claiming Universal Credit would not see a change in the amount of council tax they have to pay unless their weekly income changes by more than £15, or £65 in a month.

The purpose of the change is to provide people claiming Universal Credit more certainty over their Council Tax bills and their finances.

This consultation is open until  Sunday 3 November. Feedback will then be considered before a final proposal is given to councillors in early 2020.

If agreed, the change would come info affect from April 2020. The proposed change would not apply to people who have reached state pension age or are not on Universal Credit.