Council Tax Reduction Schemes

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been issued by his Department to local authorities regarding the treatment of child maintenance income for council tax support purposes.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government

The Department for Communities and Local Government published guidance in May 2012 to help local authorities take account of their responsibilities in relation to vulnerable people including children when designing their local schemes. This guidance is available on the Department's website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/localising-support-for-council-tax-local-council-guidance

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