Council Tax support scheme proposals

Minimum weekly amount

Q5a Extend the minimum weekly amount to £5.00

Currently, those in the vulnerable group can receive a minimum of £5 per week CTS.

The minimum weekly entitlement for everyone else not treated as vulnerable (Employed and Other groups) is £10.00 per week.

We are considering making the minimum weekly entitlement £5.00 per week for all.


To recognise the cost of living crisis and the impact this is having on household finances. 



Ali - receives Universal Credit and is in the Working Age Other group

01/04/2021 - 24/04/2021 £24.74

25/04/2021 - 31/03/2022 £0.00

Ali is only entitled to Council Tax Support until his Universal Credit changed £84.82



With the increased minimum to £5 instead of £10 he would get

01/04/2021 - 24/04/2021 £24.74

25/04/2021 - 31/03/2022 £8.24

Ali annual Council Tax Support would be £486.22


This change equates to increases in the entitlement

  • Vulnerable of £0.00
  • Employed £25,500
  • Other £24,000
  • Total increase for the year £49,500