{meta} Decision - Extension of Council Tax Discount Scheme for Care Leavers.

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I Bill Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby:

Approve the extension of the qualifying age under the current Care Leaver Council Tax Discount Scheme to a Care Leavers 25th birthday

The Reasons are: To ensure the scheme compliments the extension to the  council’s corporate parenting responsibilities  .

Options considered and rejected were: Not to extend the scheme.

Assessment of Risk: Looked after children and young people are amongst the most vulnerable groups in our community. As corporate parent, the council has a responsibility to improve their ongoing life chances which includes supporting them to transition into adult life.

The source of funding is Collection Fund.

Legal Advice obtained . Yes

Financial Advice obtained . Yes

Procurement Advice obtained . N/A


Contact Officer:  Penny Higgins               Tel No 0161 793 3108


*           This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member             /Director

*           The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the             Overview and Scrutiny Scrutiny Panel.



Signed:  CWV Hinds                       Dated:  8 August 2019.


            Lead Member




*           This decision was published on  _8 August 2019_                                              .

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on _15 August 2019_                                       unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.



Publication date: 08/08/2019

Date of decision: 08/08/2019

Decided at meeting: 08/08/2019 - Lead Member for Finance and Support Services Briefing

Effective from: 16/08/2019

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