Policy paper

Localising support for Council Tax: Draft Council Tax reduction schemes (prescribed requirements and default scheme) (England) (amendment) regulations 2012

This draft statutory instrument affects the upratings of default schemes and pension credit age schemes.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Draft Council Tax reduction schemes (prescribed requirements and default scheme) (England) (amendment) regulations 2012

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On 7 September 2012, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) confirmed its intention to update and align the premia/ applicable amounts in regulations for the default and pensioner schemes with current rates/ Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) autumn uprating. This would be done using Housing Benefit amounts.

At the same time, DCLG said it would be working with DWP (again, in relation to the pension credit age and default schemes) to model the way in which non-dependent deductions would have been uprated had council tax benefit continued.

This draft statutory instrument effects these upratings and is being published ahead of the regulations being made, to give authorities early notice of the changes required.

Published 12 December 2012