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Cotswold District Council

Views wanted on Council Tax support changes

We are proposing changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, which if agreed, would come into effect from April 2020.

We want to make the scheme as simple and effective as we can and ensure that people in greatest need receive the support required to help them.

Changes proposed include:

    - Introducing a new income banded scheme to take account of different groups from single occupants to couples and families with children. 

    - Introducing an ‘extended period’ of up to eight weeks to support the transition of households whose increased income sees them move into higher banding. 

    - Remove of the two child limit to help blended families have more disposable income

    - Introducing an increase to the maximum amount of savings claimants can have, from £6,001 to £10,000. 

Proposed changes will not impact on those in vulnerable groups or those in receipt of a state pension.

The deadline for commenting is midnight on 15 November 2019.

Comment on Council Tax support changes



Your Council


Dawn Rimmer - Chairman
The Butts, Castlett Street, Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5US email:


Lisa Rose - Vice-Chairman
2 Old Bakery, Well Lane, Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5UP


Ruth Waller  - Clerk
Copperfields, Colman, Temple Guiting. GL54 5RT
01451 850611



Geoff Cuthbert
1 Attwoods Patch, Guiting Power, GL54 5UT


Paddy Flaherty
2 Glebe Farm Cottages, Guiting Power, Glos, GL54 5TZ

Simon Gardener
Westend Cottage, Winchcombe Road, Guiting Power GL54 5UX


Else Ogden
'Calluna', Castlett Street, Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5US


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