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Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020-21 consultation

Each year the Council must decide whether to change the Council Tax Reduction scheme for working age applicants in its area. The Council has decided that changes should be made to the Council Tax Reduction scheme due to the introduction of Full-Service Universal Credit in the borough.

For further information please visit our Council Tax Reduction scheme web page


Adult social care precept

The government has allowed councils which provide social care to adults to increase their share of council tax by up to an extra 2 percent in comparison to last year’s council tax. This additional council tax charge is called the adult social care precept - Council tax adult social care precept explained (pdf, 44 KB).

This precept is shown as a separate charge on your council tax bill and is included in your monthly council tax payments. The income generated from this charge is ring-fenced, meaning it can only be used for adult social care services. Gloucestershire County Council is the authority which provides adult social care, and we collect this charge on their behalf.


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