Decision Maker: Executive Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
COVID-19 Council Tax Hardship
The Director of Resources reported that at the end of March 2020 the Council had received £798,140 to support economically vulnerable people and households in the Borough impacted by Covid-19.
Government had set the expectation that the majority of the hardship fund would be used to provide Council Tax relief, alongside existing local Council Tax Support schemes. Specifically, Government had expected all recipients of working age local Council Tax Support to receive a further reduction in their annual council tax bill of £150 or less if the net liability were less. Cumbria-wide the relief had doubled to £300.
It was moved by Councillor Hamilton and seconded by Councillor M. A. Thomson, and
1. To note the Covid-19 Council Tax Hardship distributed to date; and
2. To delegate the transfer of Covid-19 Council Tax Hardship grant between Council Tax relief and grants for community support to the Director of Resources to ensure that the grant was fully spent by 31st March, 2022.
Report author: Susan Roberts
Publication date: 18/10/2021
Date of decision: 13/10/2021
Decided at meeting: 13/10/2021 - Executive Committee