Discount CTR Schemes

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  • #286967
    John Smith
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    Hi,

    Is anyone prepared to disclose their LA uses a discount-style CTR scheme that is largely actioned on the Council Tax side of the computer system, rather than the Benefits side.

    Thanks,

    John

    #286968
    markg
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    #286971
    John Smith
    Participant

    Thanks a lot Mark,

    John

    #287004
    Jon__Blackwell
    Participant

    Basildon’s working-age scheme is a fairly typical income-grid setup which requires a detailed assessment of earned income, unearned income and capital. I’d have thought those processes would still sit more naturally in the benefits side but I don’t have any information on how they’ve implemented it behind the scenes.

    #287023
    markg
    Participant

    I think at one point the Basildon scheme was being put forward (I wont say by who) as an example of a simple scheme whereby a customer (or claimant if you prefer) completes an online application form. That form is ‘consumed’ automatically by the back office processing system, on the council tax side, and auto-awards a certain % discount.

    But looking at the CTR info on the Basildon website, the scheme sure does look like a ‘standard’ banded discount scheme.

    Maybe the scheme was once simple, but is now not so simple. Or perhaps it was previously ‘over optimistically’ described. Not dissing Basildon here, just reporting my experience (albeit this was a good few years ago). There must surely be a scheme out there as simple as: ‘your income is £xx, that gives you yy% off your annual liability’. Perhaps there isn’t as nobody else has replied to this thread. Or perhaps there is, but they ain’t hbinfo subscribers!!!

    #287252
    John Smith
    Participant

    Thanks Jon and Mark for your comments.

    #287585
    vickyconstable
    Participant

    We went to a banded scheme this April – as far as we can see its not simple . its literally a ctrs scheme administered by the brave in the benefits system (acad) that fits into an income band to determine the award %

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