Collation of proposed schemes so far

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    andyrichards
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    Does anyone know if any organisation or person is collating the different proposed (or approved) schemes in a single place, and if so where?

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    Jon__Blackwell
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    Rightsnet have a table of links to consultations (most of which come with some sort of outline draft scheme) here:-

    http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/toolkit/council_tax_support#consultations

    New Policy Institute carried out a survey of 64 early proposals – here:-

    http://www.npi.org.uk/files/New%20Policy%20Institute/LocalisingCouncilTaxSupport.pdf

    We’ve commenced work on classifying and modelling the various local schemes to incorporate into our benefits advice systems.

    So far our results are broadly in line with NPI (approx 55% going for a liability restriction as their principal* saving measure and about 25% planning for no-change in 2013/14 (or no-change except for dropping 2AR.) The remainder are restricting CTS to a percentage of what CTB would have been,making a flat rate deduction or making other cuts as their principal change.) These figures exclude councils (of those surveyed so far) who didn’t propose a particular approach at consultation or whose approach was too vague to classify.

    (* Many of those with liability restriction as their principal are also band-capping, dropping (or raising) capital thresholds, setting min / max payments, altering NDDs and earnings disregards, changing treament of ChBen and child support, increasing (or decreasing) income taper, etc,etc.) Even where authorities approaches appear commensurable (e.g. moving a capital limit or restricting to a particular band – they will differ because of different definitions of protection or passporting.)

    I wouldn’t be too surprised to see the number going for no-change (and possiblly slightly simper schemes) increasing as the reality of what is acheivable systems-wise, the results of consultations and members’ views begin impact on the proposals.

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