Local Council Tax Support Scheme consultation

What do we want to know:


The government abolished council tax benefit in 2013 and every council had to design its own scheme to provide local support to working-age residents on low incomes. The scheme is called local council tax support (LCTS). In Royal Greenwich the scheme was last reviewed in 2019. 

The Council is proposing to change the scheme as it applies to working-age residents in the borough, to help residents through the cost-of-living crisis and beyond. 

The Council must consult on its proposals and, if agreed, have the new scheme in place by March 2023 to start on 1 April 2023. If the proposals are not agreed the current scheme remains the same. 

These changes will not apply to pensioners who have reached the age for claiming pension credit, in other words the changes will only affect people of working age. 

The government’s changes to benefits, will not affect existing council tax discounts and exemptions, such as the 25% single person’s discount and the exemption for people who are severely mentally impaired.  

We would like you to have your say on this short survey. 



Royal Borough of Greenwich


The Woolwich Centre
SE18 6HQ