Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Closes 15 Sep 2019

Opened 17 Jun 2019

Overview

Camden Council is consulting residents on proposals to change the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme for working-age households from 1 April 2020.

Our Council Tax Reduction Scheme helps residents on low incomes to pay council tax.

We are committed to continuing to provide £25 million support to residents in most need: £16 million to working-age households and £9 million to pensioners. By law we cannot reduce the support for pensioners and therefore the proposed changes do not affect pensioner households.

Why We Are Consulting

The current scheme is complex and out of date with the introduction of Universal Credit, and our administration costs are increasing.

Through our proposals, we are aiming for a new scheme that is fairer, simpler and more affordable.

The consultation runs from 17 June to 15 September, and we are committed to taking on board your views in the design of the final scheme. The full scheme document for the proposed scheme are available below.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Council and democracy