Independent report

Local Council Tax support schemes: an independent review

Independent review of local Council Tax support schemes in England and Wales.


Three years on: an independent review of local Council Tax support schemes

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On 2 December 2014 Marcus Jones MP announced the appointment of Eric Ollerenshaw OBE to lead an independent review into local Council Tax support schemes.

The review was charged with meeting the requirements set out in the Local Government Finance Act 2012, to look at whether the schemes are efficient, effective, fair and transparent, consider their impact on the localism agenda, and to make recommendations as to whether or not the schemes should be brought within Universal Credit.

The government published its response to the review’s recommendations in January 2018.

Published 8 April 2016