Council Tax Support Consultation Responses

Consultation responses

Whilst campaigning at a national level for the reintroduction of fully-funded council tax benefit, we also campaign for better support at a local level. Having researched the negative impacts of rising charges on residents and councils, we have campaigned for London boroughs to keep the minimum payments they demand from their poorest residents as low as possible.

We have had some significant successes: for example, in 2016 we successfully persuaded Tower Hamlets Council not to introduce a 20% charge for their lowest-income households and in 2017 Hackney scaled back its proposed cuts and established a Hardship Fund for those struggling to pay their bills.

The specifics of each council’s scheme and our reasons for opposing increases to their minimum payments are detailed in our submissions to their public consultations, below:

Z2K’s response to Ealing Council Tax Consultation, October 2019

Z2K consultation response to Brent Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/21

Z2K’s response to Camden’s proposed Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/21

Z2K Response to Hackney Council Tax Support Consultation, November 2017

Z2K Response to Richmond upon Thames Council Tax Support Consultation, December 2016

Z2K Response to Tower Hamlets Council Tax Support Consultation, November 2016

Z2K Response to Wandsworth Council Tax Support Consultation, December 2015

Z2K Response to Kingston upon Thames Council Tax Support Consultation, December 2015

Z2K Response to Hillingdon Council Tax Support Consultation, December 2015

Z2K Response to Bromley Council Tax Support Consultation, October 2015

Z2K Response to Bexley Council Tax Support Consultation, October 2015

Z2K Response to Ealing Council Tax Support Consultation, September 2015

Z2K Response to Barnet Council Tax Support Consultation, October 2014

Z2K Response to Waltham Forest Council Tax Support Consultation, September 2014