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Plans to retain Council Tax Support for those that need it

17 November 2021
Proposals to maintain Thurrock Council's Local Council Tax Support scheme were supported by the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee yesterday (Tuesday 16 November).
The Local Council Tax Support Scheme (LCTS) gives Thurrock residents of working age, and who meet the criteria, an opportunity to reduce their Council Tax bill by up to 75%.
Cllr Shane Hebb, Cabinet Member for Finance, said: "This scheme provides vital financial help to those that need it and we want to make sure it is available in its current form for the borough’s residents next year. 

Local Council Tax Support protected during pandemic

19 January 2021
Full Council next Wednesday (27 January), will hear plans to maintain Thurrock Council's Local Council Tax Support Scheme, providing additional stability for Thurrock residents that benefit from the scheme, during the uncertain times caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Local Council Tax Support Scheme (LCTS) provides Thurrock residents of working age and who meet the criteria with an opportunity to reduce their council tax bill by up to 75%.

Seeking views on Local Council Tax Support

1 September 2020
Residents and interested parties will be asked for their input into a review of the Local Council Tax Support (LCTS) scheme as part of a consultation commissioned last year.
In 2019, members agreed to a review of the scheme once more information was known about the take-up of LCTS following the introduction of Universal Credit. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shown there is a growing need to ensure that the Thurrock's LCTS has sufficient capacity for residents who find themselves unemployed and without savings.