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Council Tax Benefits

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress his Department has made on the implementation of council tax benefit localisation.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The consultation on proposals for localising support for council tax in England closed on 14 October 2011, and the Government will publish a formal response in due course, alongside draft legislation. The Department is continuing to discuss its proposals, and plans for enabling local schemes to be implemented by April 2013, with Local Government.

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