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Council Tax Reduction Scheme Regulations

A new set of Council Tax Reduction Scheme regulations for 2014-15 are now in force.

The regulations that were put in place in 2013 (The Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2012) contained a clause which limited them to the 2013-14 financial year. Therefore, a new set of regulations were brought forward for 2014-15 onwards.

These continue to be closely based on the previous council tax benefit rules. They are also similar to the 2012 regulations and continue to maintain entitlement for all eligible applicants at 100%. They again allow local authorities in Wales to adopt their own scheme and exercise a few areas of local discretion allowing them to take the needs and priorities of their local area into account. Details of each local authority’s scheme can be found on their individual websites.