Income-Banded Scheme

An alternative way of calculating council tax reduction award for households and is increasingly popular with local authorities in England due to challenges with the current assessment process. Schemes vary, but essentially involve placing applicants into one of several income bands to calculate their award, instead of making bespoke calculations using each individual’s exact income. This makes award amounts more stable for the applicant month-to-month, and means reassessments are needed less frequently, which makes administration easier and less costly.

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