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Council Tax Support Scheme Consultation

On 1 April 2013 the Council implemented its own scheme of support to help those people on low incomes pay their Council Tax.

On 1 April 2019 this was changed to an income banded scheme. The link to this scheme is: https://www.westoxon.gov.uk/council-tax-and-benefits/council-tax-support/

We are welcoming comments from residents in the West Oxfordshire District on the Council’s proposal for amending its current scheme to take effect from 1 April 2023, which we think, will help support those who most need it.

The consultation runs until 9 October 2022.

The Proposal

Current Scheme

Under the current scheme for working age claimants, the percentage of Council Tax Support paid is based on the current income bands:

  Net Income £ per week
Income Band Single Couple Lone Parent Couple with Children Maximum % Entitlement
1 0 - 125 0 - 140 0 - 175 0 - 225 100
2 125.01 - 175 140.01 - 190 175.01 - 200 225.01 - 275 80
3 175.01 - 225 190.01 - 240 200.01 - 250 275.01 - 325 60
4 225.01 - 275 240.01 - 290 250.01 - 300 325.01 - 375 30
5 275.01 - 325 290.01 - 340 300.01 - 350 375.01 - 425 10
6 325.01 + 340.01 + 350.01 + 425.01 + 0

 

Proposed Scheme

We propose to amend this by increasing the level 2 income band by £10 per week with subsequent income bands increasing from £50 to £55 per week as follows:

  Net Income £ per week
Income Band Single Couple Lone Parent Couple with Children Maximum % Entitlement
1 0 - 125 0 - 140 0 - 175 0 - 225 100
2 125.01 - 185 140.01 - 200 175.01 - 210 225.01 - 285 80
3 185.01 - 240 200.01 - 255 210.01 - 265 285.01 - 340 60
4 240.01 - 295 255.01 - 310 265.01 - 320 340.01 - 395 30
5 295.01 - 350 310.01 - 365 320.01 - 375 395.01 - 450 10
6 350.01 + 365.01 + 375.01 + 450.01 + 0

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