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Council Tax Reduction (CTR) Scheme – Public Consultation

Castle Point Borough Council wants to hear your views on proposed changes to the way in which it provides Council Tax support to working age people who are on low incomes.

The Council’s current scheme - known as Local Council Tax Support (LCTS) - has been largely unchanged since it was first introduced in 2013. However, from April 2023 the Council would like to replace this with a simplified ‘banded’ scheme - known as Council Tax Reduction (CTR). 

The proposed CTR scheme is intended to;

  • Make the scheme easier for residents to understand
  • Make applying for and receiving support, easier and quicker 
  • Make the level of support more stable, making budgeting easier
  • Reduce unnecessary admin and associated costs
  • Create capacity in the Benefit Service so that we can better support residents

The consultation closes at 9am 13th November 2022

Council Tax Reduction Consultation

If you are unable to complete the consultation online and would prefer a paper consultation document to be posted to you, please email or call 01268 882200 option 1.

You can also pick up a paper version from your local library and can call 01268 882200 option 1 if you require an alternative format (Braille/Large print).