Council tax support scheme consultation 2023-24

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Closes 24 Oct 2022

Introduction

Cheltenham Borough Council currently provides 100% council tax support to many customers within the scheme. The Council’s aim is to continue to protect the most vulnerable customers who are on low incomes. The current income bands for 2022-23 are: 

Single Person

Weekly income            Level of support

£0.00 to £98                100%

£98.01 to £125            80%

£125.01 to £150          60%

£150.01 to £175          40%

£175.01 to £200          20%

Couple

Weekly income            Level of support

£0.00 to £140              100%

£140.01 to £175          80%

£175.01 to £230          60%

£230.01 to £280          40%

£280.01 to £330          20%

Lone Parent with children

Weekly income           Level of support

£0.00 to £175              100%

£175.01 to £200          80%

£200.01 to £250          60%

£250.01 to £305          40%

£305.01 to £355          20%

Couple with children

Weekly income           Level of support

£0.00 to £230              100%

£230.01 to £280          80%

£280.01 to £330          60%

£330.01 to £380          40%

£380.01 to £435          20%

Due to the cost of living increases that households are currently experiencing, it is likely that the government will increase people’s benefits at a higher rate than normal. When the government announce what these increases are we will be able to take an informed decision about increasing the income band levels above to ensure that people do not lose their council tax support entitlement.     

1. Under the current scheme a person can receive 100% council tax support and does not have to make any contribution towards their council tax payments. Do you think that people should continue to receive 100% help towards their council tax?
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2. If you disagree or strongly disagree at question 1, what do you think the maximum amount of help should be?
3. How do you think the Council should continue to fund its council tax support scheme from April 2023?
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4. Are you a resident of the Cheltenham Borough area?
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5. Are you registered for council tax?
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6. Do you currently receive council tax support?
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7. Are you in employment?
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8. What is your age group?
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9. Do you have a disability?
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