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How the LCTS scheme for 2014/15 was agreed

Find out how the LCTS scheme for 2014/15 was agreed.

From 31 March 2013, the Government ended Council Tax Benefit as part of its Welfare Reform Act and it has been replaced by a new local scheme called Local Council Tax Support (LCTS), which has been designed and run by each council. Government funding allocated to councils for LCTS fell to below 90% of its previous Council Tax Benefit spend.

How the Scheme was agreed

Following consultation Uttlesford District Council changed its proposals which were considered at the Full Council at the meeting on 10 December 2013 .

The document below contains the rules for the 2014/15 Scheme:

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