readiness for the localisation of council tax scheme


This workshop provided delegates with the chance to review their Local Support for Council Tax Schemes, with the help of independent experts. It allowed delegates to compare their proposed scheme with the legal framework set out by DCLG in the draft statutory instrument and other guidance, to ensure that they are legally robust enough to stand up to challenge.

The day included tips on:

  • Format and layout of the proposed local scheme
  • Issues which need to be addressed
  • links with national benefits schemes,
  • links with other local services
  • Likely Challenges and appeals
  • Optional clauses that might be needed
  • Draft clauses that could be used.

You can download the presentations here:

Council Tax Support regulation readiness (PDF, 296 KB)

Localisation of Council Tax Scheme (PDF, 1.21 MB)

Transitional Grant (Word, 42.5 KB)