Vulnerable Uttlesford residents set for council tax rate freeze

A brick building in the evening: Uttlesford District Council's offices, known as The Council Offices, Saffron Walden, Essex

Uttlesford District Council Offices, Saffron Walden. - Credit: Will Durrant

A consultation on whether to freeze council tax support for vulnerable people in Uttlesford has been launched.

The Local Council Tax Support scheme allows vulnerable and low-income residents to pay a lower rate of council tax - 12.5 percent of their full bill.

Uttlesford District Council plans to keep its council tax contribution rate at 12.5 percent for the seventh year running in 2022/23, but has asked for residents' views before making a final decision.

A statement on the UDC website reads: "The council continues to protect vulnerable and disabled residents and carers on a low income."

English local authorities are each responsible for running their own council tax support schemes.


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The council has said its 12.5 percent contribution rate is the lowest in Essex.

The council says residents can comment on the proposals before August 31 online at https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/lcts-consultation

Paper copies of a questionnaire can be ordered by phone: 01799 510510

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