People living in Uttlesford are invited to have their say on how much support the council should give those who struggle to pay their council tax bill.

Councils run a scheme called Local Council Tax Support (LCTS), which is designed to help the most vulnerable.

The scheme is set by Uttlesford District Council, which has some discretion over how it is administered.

For 2024/2025, the council is proposing to maintain the scheme on the same basis as this year. 

This includes freezing the contribution rate, which would mean the amount LCTS claimants pay towards their council tax is kept at 12.5 per cent of their full bill - currently the lowest contribution rate in the county.


The council is also proposing to continue to protect vulnerable and disabled residents and carers who are on a low income. 

Pensioners who are on a low income are automatically protected from any changes.

Full details of the LCTS consultion are available at

Residents can give their views on the proposals by filling out the online questionnaire or emailing any comments to

People without access to the internet can recieve a paper copy of the questionnaire by calling 01799 510510.