Decision details

Council Tax Allowance for Foster Carers

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Summary of Decision

The Cabinet Member has approved the extension of the current 100% council tax hardship relief that is currently automatically awarded to care leavers to include foster carers with a start date of 1 April 2023.


Reason for decision 

Extending the current 100% council tax hardship relief to include Foster Carers will assist with the current national shortage of foster carers. This also aligns with the Fairer Westminster strategy in valuing the work our carers do in making a difference to children’s lives.


Publication date: 27/02/2024

Date of decision: 06/03/2024

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