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Decision details

Section 13A Discretionary Council Tax Appeal

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Ahead of this item of Business being heard, Councillor Dan Levy, Executive Member for Finance, left the meeting room at 3.32pm whilst the item of business was heard.

Mandy Fathers, Business Manager for Environmental, Welfare and Revenues, introduced the report and gave an overview of the consideration by the Executive of a S13A Discretionary Council Tax discount appeal application.

The Executive debated the rationale for the appeal and what steps were being taken by the appellant to address the financial issues they were facing. The Executive noted that whilst payment provisions were being discussed with the appellant, the value of debt owed to the Council would still rise during the next final year. Officers advised that the appellant would be signposted to Citizens Advice to aid their recovery.

Councillor Graham proposed that the Executive agree to the refuse the appeal on the advice of Officers. This was seconded by Councillor Duncan Enright, was put to a vote and was unanimously agreed by the Executive.

Executive Resolved to:

1. Refuse the appeal for Council Tax Section 13A Discretionary discount submitted under Section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

Report author: Business Manager Environmental, Welfare and Revenues - Mandy Fathers

Publication date: 10/03/2023

Date of decision: 08/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 08/03/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 18/03/2023

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