England's Council Tax Reduction schemes 2021/22

June 08, 2021 – Wendy Alcock
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Every year we research and record the range of Council Tax Reduction/Support (CTR) schemes being used by councils across the UK, so that users of our benefits calculators can get accurate and up-to-date information about their entitlement to this benefit.

For the last few years we’ve provided a webinar detailing our latest findings about the CTR landscape in England and we’ve also released a report of our research, with a focus on the increasing use of income-banded schemes.

New report released today

Today we are pleased to release this year’s report, which was created in conjunction with the New Policy Institute (NPI). The data used in the analysis was collected by NPI and entitledto in early 2021. Each local authority’s website was reviewed to find out if there was a change to their CTR scheme between 2020/21 and 2021/22. If so, the details of the scheme are updated in our rolling dataset.

The research takes a step back from income-banded schemes to analyse the range of schemes now in place across the country and how things have changed since the old Council Tax Benefit was localised in April 2013.

A further report detailing the now 72 income-banded schemes in place across the country is available on request. 

Download the report

Click the image below to access the report (or use this link). 

Front cover of entitledto and NPI CTS report

Watch the recording

Or watch back our recent webinar below (use this link if on a mobile), recorded on 1 June 2021, which discussed the details of the research including what’s changed this year and what trends we can see emerging.

Further ways we can help you

If you work for a local authority that’s thinking of changing its CTR scheme we have several services that may be able to assist you.

From monitoring the market to modelling your data we can help you work out what changes, if any, may be appropriate for both your authority and residents.

Please get in touch! Use our contact us form to let us know how we may be able to help.

This may also be of interest...

Our Director, Dr Phil Agulnik, spoke to David Magor, Chief Executive of The Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation as part of its Summer Series of Professional Meetings on 11 June. Phil gave a summary of our CTR report's findings and spoke about how the last year's been for entitledto.

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