Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of Baroness King of Bow Baroness King of Bow Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many candidates were interviewed for the post of chair of the independent review of the localisation of Council Tax support schemes.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The position is a Ministerial appointment based on the provisions in the Local Government Finance Act 2012. A range of potential candidates were considered by Ministers. Ministers selected the chair on the basis of:

  • interest and expertise in local government and/or welfare;
  • their background and understanding local government; and
  • their willingness and availability to conduct the review within the timescale.

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