Welsh government lays draft Council Tax Reduction Scheme Regulations 2021

posted on 04 January 2021, updated on 01 January 0001

The Welsh government has laid the draft Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements and Default Scheme) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 before the Senedd. 

Subject to the approval of the Senedd, these Regulations will update the financial figures in the Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2013 and the Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Default Scheme) (Wales) Regulations 2013 to ensure that the scheme in place for the 2021/22 financial year reflects increases in the cost-of-living. 

This helps to ensure that the scheme maintains entitlements for the 280,000 households across Wales who rely on this support. The draft amendments provide for how payments under the Windrush Compensation Schemeare to be taken into account when determining eligibility for a reduction and the amount of a reduction. The regulations will be debated by the Welsh government early in the New Year.

Read the full draft regulations here.

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