National Audit Office report on Council Tax Support



Commenting on today's report, the NAO Auditor General noted


'Given the demanding timescales faced by local authorities, introducing Council Tax support on time was a considerable achievement, though it is unclear whether some of the longer-term objectives of the policy will be achieved. The central government reduction in funding for Council Tax support contributes to the overall pressure on local authorities’ finances. The Department must improve its understanding of how funding changes and wider welfare reform will combine to affect local authorities.'