Council Tax Support Scheme Consultation

News from: Reading Borough Council

Reading Borough Council continues to face the challenge of the most difficult budget position in its history. Demand for key Council services – like caring for vulnerable adults and children – is rising at a time of unprecedented and sustained cuts in funding for Local Government nationally.

In Reading, Government funding will have been cut from £58 million between 2010 and 2020, leaving the Council with a Government grant of under £2 million. The ongoing budget gap means the Council is continuing to have to make difficult decisions in every service area.

RBC are now considering changes to their Council Tax Support Scheme for 2018 to identify further savings where they can. This is just one of many options the Council will have to make decisions about. The Council will make a final decision at the end of February 2018.

Have your say and help RBC shape any potential changes to the scheme by completing the consultation questionnaire online at

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