Guidance note on administrative elements of the Council Tax reduction schemes.
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The administrative elements will in future operate under existing Council Tax provisions in the Local Government Finance Act and related regulations.
This note will provide clarity for local authorities on how some administrative elements will be dealt with under these provisions, where these are not covered in the Default Scheme and Prescribed Requirements Regulations.
It has been updated (March 2013) to include references to the new criminal offences which address fraudulent behaviour in relation to reduction schemes, to the extension of the existing council tax penalty system to include reduction schemes and to powers to require information to combat fraudulent claims and applications.