Scottish government analysis of impact of revisions to Council Tax Reduction Scheme
Last updated: 30/09/2021
The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Regulations 2021 consolidate the existing regulations for working age council tax reduction and make significant changes to the way it is calculated for those in receipt of Universal Credit. They are expected to come into effect for financial year 2022/23.
Currently some households get different levels of CTR depending on whether they are getting Universal Credit or legacy benefits. The new scheme, covered in new regulations seeks to address this.
The Scottish Government has prepared a paper modelling the impact of the changes on different household types. This sets out:
- Background to the CTR scheme, and why some households currently get different levels of CTR depending on whether they are getting Universal Credit or legacy benefits
- How the new scheme seeks to address this, and analysis of its impact on different households
- Micro-simulation modelling of the impact of the new rules across the whole caseload.
The Social Justice and Social Security Committee wrote to OPFS to ask our views on these regulations.Download OPFS Submission