Merton Council

Council Tax Support – Update to the scheme consultation 2018


Each year the Government makes changes to the legislation that governs the calculation and award of the prescribed Council Tax Support (CTS) Scheme for pensioners and Housing Benefit (HB). These changes affect several aspects of these awards and Merton has a commitment to keep the local CTS scheme for non-pensioners aligned to the Government’s schemes. This ensures there are little or no differences between the prescribed scheme and Housing Benefit and the local CTS scheme and residents will get broadly the same CTS as they would have done if Council Tax Benefit still existed. We are consulting on two options relating to updating the scheme. You can have your say by clicking on the 'Take Part' link below.

To find out more visit our Council Tax Support scheme page.

Consultation start date24 August 2018
Consultation end date19 October 2018

For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Consultation run by: Corporate Services
Rebecca Dodd
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