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Council Tax Reduction Scheme - we want your views

Published on 8 November 2022

Plans to provide additional support to households on the lowest incomes are amongst the changes being proposed to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme - and High Peak Borough Council now wants to hear what you think.

The scheme is for working age applicants in the High Peak and other proposed changes include:

  • Making the scheme easier for residents to understand and access
  • Providing greater stability to those who receive support
  • Making the scheme work better with the Universal Credit award system
  • Reducing administration costs to, ultimately, prevent additional costs being added to Council Tax

Executive Councillor for Corporate Services and Finance, Alan Barrow, said: "We want to make this scheme easier for residents to both understand and access - and to offer additional support to those households on the lowest incomes.

"We're all having to manage our budgets to deal with the rising living costs so I'm sure many people will welcome this review and I would encourage people to go online and complete the consultation document to let us know their views.

"Paper copies are also available so you can still tell us what you think if you can't complete the document on the website."

Paper copies are available at Buxton Town Hall, the Gamesley Office on Winster Mews and from the CABs in Buxton and Glossop. Residents can also request a copy by calling 0345 129 7777.

Completed paper questionnaires need to be returned to High Peak Borough Council, PO Box 136, Buxton, SK17 1AQ.

The deadline for both online and paper responses is 28 November.

The Council Tax Reduction Scheme for people of pension age is a national scheme and is not affected by these proposals.