Agenda and minutes
Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance Decision-Making Meeting - Thursday, 29th July, 2021 12.00 pm
Contact: Democratic Services
Discretionary Council Tax Discount PDF 69 KB
This report sets out the factors associated with an application for Discretionary Council Tax discount submitted under Section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended.
Reporting Officers: Jon Dearing (01993 861221) / Mandy Fathers (01285 623571)
DATE OF DECISION: NO EARLIER THAN THURSDAY 29 JULY 2021
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: NOON ON WEDNESDAY 28 JULY 2021
Note: Any Member who wishes to comment on an item is requested to send those
comments (preferably by e-mail) to the Reporting Officer, copied to Democratic
Services, by the deadline identified.
Any comments received will be reported to the Decision-Maker prior to the decision(s)
1. Discretionary Council Tax Discount
This report enables the Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance to determine an application for Discretionary Council Tax discount submitted under Section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended.
The Cabinet Member:
Considered the application for Discretionary Council Tax discount for the period from 26 April 2021 to 4 July 2021. The application was refused.
Reason for Decision of the Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance
There is a current scheme in place whereby 100% Council Tax discount is granted in month one, with a 25% discount given in month two where landlords are undertaking works to ensure that their properties are of the required standard for letting out to tenants.
The Cabinet Member noted the best endeavours of the landlord to complete these works to meet the required standards related specifically to energy performance requirements, but did not agree that a further discount than already received by the landlord should be given.
Mandy Fathers, Business Manager, Operational Services
Tel: 01285 623 571
Date of Publication: 29 July 2021
Closing Date for Call-In: 06 August 2021 (5.00pm)
Action Embargoed until: 07 August 2021