West Northamptonshire Council Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) Consultation 2021-22

Closes 13 Dec 2020

Level of contribution for working age

The current councils have different levels of minimum Council Tax contribution that working age claimants must pay ranging from a minimum of 8.5% to a maximum of 31% of Council Tax.

Our proposal is to harmonise the minimum contribution to 26.5% of Council Tax liability for working age people.

Rationale: The three councils currently have different levels of minimum Council Tax contribution that working age people must pay ranging from 8.5% to 31%. Our proposal means that going forward working age must pay a minimum of 26.5% of their Council Tax liability and will ensure that the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme is broadly cost neutral to the new authority and, therefore, in overall terms there will be no additional financial burden on the wider taxpayer.

It should be noted that this proposal will see greater support given to working age claimants in Northampton Borough and less support given to working age claimants in South Northants and Daventry districts compared to current levels of support.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this proposal?
If you disagree with our proposal, please tell us why along with any alternative suggestions you would like to make.