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Welcome to Ringstead in Norfolk

The Parish Council is responsible for:​​

  • the recreation ground and play area

  • commenting on planning applications

  • the war memorial

  • the village notice board

  • general maintenance around the village

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Council Tax Support consultation

Have your say on our proposed council tax support scheme for 2024/2025

What this consultation is about

We help people on low incomes with the cost of their council tax by awarding them a discount to reduce their bill. This is known as the Council Tax Support (CTS) scheme.

There is a national set of regulations for a CTS Scheme for pension age customers, but we decide the rules for our own CTS schemes for working age people in our area. This consultation is only about the rules for the CTS Scheme for working age people.

We review the working age CTS Scheme each year and we are proposing some changes from 1 April 2024. We want to know what you think of these changes so we can take your views into account when we make our final decision.

Our scheme now and the changes we are proposing

We have considered several options for changing our working age CTS scheme and decided on our preferred choice.

We want to make our CTS Scheme more generous by also updating our rules so they are the same as the national CTS scheme. Lots of our rules are already the same but in the past we have amended some and they are now less generous than the national scheme. These differences are explained below, and the changes we would like to make are also shown.

More detailed and technical information is available in the CTS report considered by Cabinet on 1 August 2023. This is available on our website.

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