London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council Tax Support Scheme Consultation
This consultation is now closed.
Purpose of consultation
Currently, Council Tax Benefit is a national scheme paid for by central Government but administered by councils. The Government is cutting the amount of money available and asking councils to run local schemes. Richmond expects to lose £1.0m in government grant. The Council is aiming to recover most of this loss through changes to other Council Tax discounts and exemptions but some existing benefits claimants will be affected. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is keen to ensure that all Council Tax payers are aware of the changes proposed by Government. The Council recognises that any changes will affect some of its residents and wants to get a full range of views on its proposed local Council Tax Benefit Scheme. We will be seeking the views of:
- Existing Council Tax Benefit claimants
- Advocacy/welfare groups
- Council Tax payers
- Partner organisations which may be affected indirectly such as Richmond Housing Partnership
Given the wide range of residents and groups that we want to consult a number of consultation methods will be used:
- Postal survey
- Online survey
- Meetings with advocacy groups and partner organisations
If you have a general enquiry about Council Tax benefits, or require a paper copy of the survey, please contact the Contact Centre.
Please submit your completed survey by midnight 30th September 2012 when the survey closes. You will need to have the guidance notes to hand when filling out the questionnaire.
For information about requesting the consultation material or survey in different formats (translated, in Braille or large print) please see Translation options link below.
Start date: 24 July 2012
End date: 30 September 2012
Directorate: Finance and Corporate Services
Service area: Revenues and Benefits
Topics and background information
What topics does this consultation cover?
Benefits, Spending & Budget
Target Groups: Black / Minority Ethnic Groups, Carers / Parents, Community / Voluntary Groups, Disabled People, Faith Groups, Non-users of Service, Older People, Partner Agencies, Residents, Residents' Forum, Service Users, Tenants
Consultation Method: Online Survey, Postal Survey
Geographic area: Borough Wide / All Wards;
- Guidance notes
- Background document
- July Cabinet report
- June Overview & Scrutiny report
- Translation options
- This form is no longer available
Results and Outcomes