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Case studies for consultation on council tax reduction scheme

These are examples to show how the various options may affect people in different circumstances. 

Case study 1

  • Couple with 3 children
  • One partner working full time
  • Total net income £450.00 per week
  • Council tax £33.15 per week. (Band F)

 

 

Current scheme

Scheme 1A

Scheme 1B

Scheme 2A

Scheme 2B

Scheme 3

Weekly

discount

£15.17

£12.14

£12.14

£8.54

£8.54

£6.63

Weekly

to pay

£17.98

£21.01

 Increase of £3.03  

£21.01

Increase of £3.03

£24.61

Increase of £6.63

£24.61

Increase of £6.63

£26.52

Increase of £8.54

*This family are not covered by the protections included in schemes 1B and 2B and 3.

Case study 2

  • Couple with 3 children
  • One partner working full time
  • One child is disabled and other partner is the carer
  • Total net income £512.10 (including carer's allowance)
  • Council tax £33.15 per week. (Band F)

 

Current scheme

Scheme 1A

Scheme 1B

Scheme 2A

Scheme 2B

Scheme 3

Weekly

discount

£21.68

£17.34

£21.68

£15.05

£21.68

£26.52

Weekly

to pay

£11.47

£15.81

Increase of £4.34 

£11.47

No increase

£18.10

Increase of £6.63

 

£11.47

No increase

£6.53

Decrease of £4.94

*This family are covered by the protections in Schemes 1B, 2B and 3

Case study 3

  • Couple with 3 children
  • Family receive Jobseekers Allowance
  • No disability
  • Council tax £33.15 per week. (Band F)

 

 

Current scheme

Scheme 1A

Scheme 1B

Scheme 2A

Scheme 2B

Scheme 3

Weekly

discount

£33.15

£26.52

£26.52

£26.52

£26.52

£26.52

Weekly

to pay

Nil

£6.63

Increase of £6.63 

£6.63

Increase of £6.63 

£6.63

Increase of £6.63 

£6.63

Increase of £6.63 

£6.63

Increase of £6.63 

 *This family are not covered by the protections included in schemes 1B and 2B and 3.

Case study 4

  • Single parent working full time
  • 2 children both aged over 5
  • Total net income £300.00 per week
  • No childcare costs
  • Council tax £20.40 per week (Band C). Charge less single adult discount - £15.30

 

 

Current scheme

Scheme 1A

Scheme 1B

Scheme 2A

Scheme 2B

Scheme 3

Weekly

discount

£8.59

£6.87

£6.87

£5.53

£5.53

 

£6.12

Weekly to pay

£6.71

£8.43

Increase of £1.72

£8.43

Increase of

£1.72

£9.77

Increase of £3.06

£9.77

Increase of £3.06

£9.18

Increase of £2.47

 

Case study 5

  • Single parent working full time
  • 2 children one aged under 5
  • Total net income £300 per week
  • No childcare costs
  • Council tax £20.40 per week (Band C). Charge less single adult discount - £15.30

 

 

Current scheme

Scheme 1A

Scheme 1B

Scheme 2A

Scheme 2B

Scheme 3

Weekly

discount

£8.59

£6.87

£8.59

     £5.53

£8.59

£12.24

Weekly to pay

£6.71

£8.43

Increase of £1.72

£6.71

No increase

£9.77

Increase of £3.06

£6.71

No increase

£3.06

Decrease of

£3.65 

 

Case study 6

  • Single parent getting Jobseekers Allowance
  • 2 children both aged over 5
  • Council tax £20.40 per week (Band C). Charge less single adult discount - £15.30

 

 

Current scheme

Scheme 1A

Scheme 1B

Scheme 2A

Scheme 2B

Scheme 3

Weekly 

discount

£15.30

£12.24

£12.24

£12.24

£12.24

£12.24

Weekly to pay

Nil

£3.06

Increase of £3.06

£3.06

Increase of

£3.06

£3.06

Increase of £3.06

£3.06

Increase of £3.06

£3.06

Increase of £3.06

 

Case study 7

  • Single person
  • No children
  • Working 16 hours per week
  • Net income £160.00 per week
  • Council tax £17.85 per week (Band B). Charge less single adult discount - £13.39

 

 

Current scheme

Scheme 1A

Scheme 1B

Scheme 2A

Scheme 2B

Scheme 3

Weekly

discount

Nil

     Nil

Nil

     Nil

Nil

£5.36

Weekly to pay

£13.39

£13.39

£13.39

£13.39

 

£13.39

 

£8.03

Decrease of

£5.36 

 

 

Case study 8

  • Single person
  • No children
  • Getting Jobseekers Allowance
  • Council tax £17.85 per week (Band B) less single adult discount - £13.39

 

 

Current scheme

Scheme 1A

Scheme 1B

Scheme 2A

Scheme 2B

Scheme 3

Weekly

discount

£13.39

£10.71

£10.71

     £10.71

£10.71

£10.71

Weekly to pay

Nil

£2.68

Increase of £2.68

£2.68

Increase of

£2.68

£2.68

Increase of £2.68

£2.68

Increase of £2.68

£2.68

Increase of £2.68