Reply To: Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2017 No. 1305


I have re-read The Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2017 with regard to the restriction of the applicable amount to 2 children.  Part 4, Transitional Provisions at 17 (2) appears to suggest that the restriction will not apply to existing claimants but when (2)(a) the person makes a new application for a reduction …… or (b) they become responsible for a new child.  However 17 (4) states a protected individual is always a protected individual.  It appears that one contradicts the other?

I would like to know if this work the same way as HB, in that regardless of the date of claim, if the child is included in the Child Tax Credit award they are always protected.  For HB initially we were insisting on seeing the CTC letter if in doubt but now we are more inclined to look at the childs date of birth …..