Current Council Tax Reduction Scheme is set to cost our residents £3.7m a year. Richmond Council is making proposals that would require everyone of a working age (other than vulnerable claimants) to contribute at least 5% towards their Council Tax.

Currently under Richmond’s Council Tax Reduction scheme, households with a low income can receive a reduction of up to a 100% of their Council Tax liability, but this depends on things like their income, savings and the size of the household.

In 2016/17, the money we get from the Government to support our services will be substantially reduced so we need to look at how we deal with this gap in funding.

The consultation runs until the 8 January 2016.