Issue details

Discretionary Council Tax Relief for Care Leavers


This report will ask the Cabinet to decide whether to prescribe care leavers as a class of case, thereby providing discretionary Council Tax relief for this group.


Section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 grants the billing authority the power to reduce the amount of council tax payable and this may be exercised by determining a class of case in which liability is to be reduced.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/02/2021

Decision due: 2 Mar 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Rupert Turpin

Lead director: Phil Watts

Contact: Gemma Gilley, Head of Benefits and Financial Welfare Email: Tel: 01634 332310, Patrick Knight, Head of Revenues and Benefits Email: Tel: 01634 333730.

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