Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review

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Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2020 to Question 12854, on Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review, if he will provide details of the external organisations his Department has engaged with in the implementing the recommendations in Eric Ollerenshaw’s Independent Review of Local Council Tax Support Schemes.


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Simon Clarke
This question was answered on 2nd June 2020

The Department regularly meets with a wide range of stakeholders – including representatives from local authorities, the Local Government Association, debt advice bodies, and other Government Departments – to discuss council tax policy, including local council tax support


Details of Ministers' and Permanent Secretary meetings with external organisations can be found at the following links on gov.uk:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dclg-ministerial-data


https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/business-expenses-and-hospitality-for-dclg-senior-officials

The Department does not maintain a record of all meetings which take place between officials and external organisations.

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4. MHCLG annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019
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5. Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission - written evidence
05/06/2019 - Inquiry: Welfare policy in Northern Ireland - Work and Pensions Committee
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Recent Speeches related to Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review

1. Oral Answers to Questions
24/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: so responses to our consultation—it closed on 7 February—which proposes carbon emissions at least 75% lower - Speech Link
2: renovations, which makes it very difficult for housing associations to carry out those repairs and help - Speech Link
3: that proper remediation takes place in existing housing, and that is something I and my colleagues are - Speech Link
4: protected when new homes are allocated? Would he support the Save Tiddesley Wood campaign outside Pershore - Speech Link
5: meet the new standard. In what way does the Secretary of State think this is remotely fit for purpose as - Speech Link
6: set different local standards. We have had a consultation, which closed on 7 February. More than 3,000 - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
27/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Conservative Government in October 2019, mean that schemes are now required to disclose their policy on climate - Speech Link
2: without paying in excess of £2,000 in fees for independent financial advice —money she does not have until - Speech Link
3: pension without first receiving advice from an independent financial adviser. As a Conservative, I am of - Speech Link
4: the citizens of Rushcliffe.Sadly, too few schemes are making any form of disclosure about their environmental - Speech Link
5: this portfolio. Clearly, I will wait to see the details of his proposals, but I would be delighted, subject - Speech Link
6: Disclosures is a voluntary arrangement that organisations have already entered into, and ongoing disclosure - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
11/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: year, and that is welcome.[Official Report, 13 February 2020, Vol. 671, c. 12MC.] We are working very carefully - Speech Link
2: jobs and is responsible for £29 billion-worth of tax revenue. Does the Chancellor agree that we need to - Speech Link
3: a massive contributor to our economy and to the tax take. Given that the EU grants equivalence in the - Speech Link
4: In the South Lakes we have 3,000 local families waiting for a council home, yet the Government’s own Migration - Speech Link
5: infrastructure strategy, which will set out further details of our plan to increase capital investment to record - Speech Link
6: right hon. Friend’s Department made to make sure that local councils can provide the transport needed - Speech Link
7: my hon. Friend’s constituency. I know that her local councils are a key part of driving that. I am pleased - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
19/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: targeted support programme supports jobseekers to move into growth sectors of the economy. [907669] - Speech Link
2: JETS will see a variety of providers work at our local jobcentre networks to offer a range of bespoke services - Speech Link
3: work will require a national effort, so will he provide a broader update on the roll-out of the scheme - Speech Link
4: stands ready to deliver this with our network of local jobcentres, which we will be expanding. The JETS - Speech Link
5: discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for people in the sectors worst affected by the - Speech Link
6: £30 billion plan for jobs to increase employment support, protect jobs and create new opportunities. He - Speech Link
7: cannot stay at home on their own. Can the Secretary of State either tell me now, or come back to me on - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
15/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: understand —I think he does, along with the Justice Secretary—that it is widely accepted across the House that - Speech Link
2: to include sports coaches, but will the Home Secretary update the House on progress towards strengthening - Speech Link
3: safeguard all young people. What steps is the Home Secretary taking to ensure it is far more comprehensive - Speech Link
4: recently with the Victims Minister, the Under-Secretary of State for Justice, my hon. Friend the Member for - Speech Link
5: improvements. He may be interested to know that there is a 14-day maximum on the basic checks we apply, and in - Speech Link
6: organised crime units or within the local forces? I will send her the details so that she can analyse and discuss - Speech Link

6. Oral Answers to Questions
20/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: in operational costs every year. Will the Secretary of State therefore commit to a large and sufficient - Speech Link
2: We have seen an expansion of the Government’s support for early years, raising the number of free hours - Speech Link
3: constituency provide a wonderful setting for young children. Can the Secretary of State provide reassurance - Speech Link
4: important role that the private sector and many organisations play in providing great settings for early years - Speech Link
5: that is not registered with Ofsted, without the support they need. It is also because of a lack of available - Speech Link

7. Oral Answers to Questions
30/10/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: in 295 projects for the coastal communities fund. These are forecast to help to deliver more than 18,000 - Speech Link
2: that the coastal communities fund helps to attract more visitors to our coastal communities so that they - Speech Link
3: meeting with the Local Growth Minister, the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, - Speech Link
4: totalling €167 million. What plans has the Secretary of State made to replace that funding when the UK - Speech Link
5: part of an ombudsman scheme and we are increasing local authorities’ powers to tackle rogue practices. We - Speech Link
6: Members’ Financial Interests. May I urge the Secretary of State, in clamping down on rogue practices in the - Speech Link

8. Oral Answers to Questions
22/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: consider providing financial flexibilities for local authorities to undertake essential fire safety work - Speech Link
2: former Housing Minister, the hon. Member for Reading West (Alok Sharma), revealed that 36 local authorities - Speech Link
3: said a moment ago, however, we are ready to provide any local authority with whatever financial flexibilities - Speech Link
4: Parliament last year when the Home Secretary and I asked for an independent review of all building regulations - Speech Link

9. Oral Answers to Questions
05/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: leasehold practices have no place in a modern housing market, and neither do excessive ground rents that - Speech Link
2: death of Sir Jeremy Heywood.Will the Secretary of State explain how the steps he has outlined will - Speech Link
3: Three weeks ago, members of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee held a roundtable - Speech Link
4: unenforceable.I hope that, in time, the Secretary of State will meet representatives of the industry - Speech Link

10. Business of the House
10/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: business for the week commencing 14 December will include:Monday 14 December—If necessary, consideration - Speech Link
2: on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, then on Monday asked the troops to vote for something - Speech Link

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1. Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review
asked by: Jon Cruddas
02/06/2020
... if he will provide details of the external organisations his Department has engaged with in the implementing the recommendations in Eric Ollerenshaw’s Independent Review of Local Council Tax Support Schemes.

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asked by: Jon Cruddas
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... what external organisations his Department has engaged with in implementing its response to Eric Ollerenshaw's Independent Review of Local Council Tax Support Schemes.

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... whether his Department has issued guidance to local authorities to collect data on the effect of their local council tax support schemes as by that review.

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... if he will commission independent in-depth research into the effect of the introduction of local council tax support on low-income households affected by other reductions to social security benefits.

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