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The current scheme is complex and out of date with the introduction of Universal Credit, and our administration costs are increasing.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

Events

  • Swiss Cottage Library Drop-in

    From 25 Jul 2019 at 15:00 to 25 Jul 2019 at 18:00

    We’re holding drop-in events at libraries across Camden where we’re inviting you to come along and find out more about proposed changes to our Council Tax Reduction Scheme, and give us your views.

    Swiss Cottage Library
    88 Avenue Road
    NW3 3HA

  • Highgate Library Drop-in

    From 8 Aug 2019 at 15:00 to 8 Aug 2019 at 18:00

    We’re holding drop-in events at libraries across Camden where we’re inviting you to come along and find out more about proposed changes to our Council Tax Reduction Scheme, and give us your views.

    Highgate Library
    Chester Road
    N19 5DH

  • Kentish Town Library Drop-in

    From 15 Aug 2019 at 15:00 to 15 Aug 2019 at 18:00

    We’re holding drop-in events at libraries across Camden where we’re inviting you to come along and find out more about proposed changes to our Council Tax Reduction Scheme, and give us your views.

    Kentish Town Library
    262- 266 Kentish Town Road
    NW5 2AA

  • Pancras Square Library Drop-in

    From 22 Aug 2019 at 15:00 to 22 Aug 2019 at 18:00

    We’re holding drop-in events at libraries across Camden where we’re inviting you to come along and find out more about proposed changes to our Council Tax Reduction Scheme, and give us your views.

    Pancras Square Library
    5 Pancras Square
    N1C 4AG

  • West Hampstead Library Drop-in

    From 29 Aug 2019 at 15:00 to 29 Aug 2019 at 18:00

    We’re holding drop-in events at libraries across Camden where we’re inviting you to come along and find out more about proposed changes to our Council Tax Reduction Scheme, and give us your views.

    West Hampstead Library
    Dennington Park Road
    NW6 5AU

  • Holborn Library Drop-in

    From 3 Sep 2019 at 15:00 to 3 Sep 2019 at 18:00

    We’re holding drop-in events at libraries across Camden where we’re inviting you to come along and find out more about proposed changes to our Council Tax Reduction Scheme, and give us your views.

    Holborn Library
    32-38 Theobalds Road
    WC1X 8PA

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Council and democracy