Decision details

Council Tax exemption for young people leaving care

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To agree a new Council Tax exemption class.


RESOLVED to RECOMMEND to Council the creation of a new Council Tax exemption for Care Leavers to be applied until the age of 25.


Reason: Waverley is keen to work jointly with Surrey Council to support care leavers to provide care leavers with the help they require in these challenging times. One of the ways we can support our Surrey Care Leavers as Corporate Parents as set out in the Children and Social Work Act 2017 is to exempt all Care Leavers from their Council Tax responsibilities.


[This matter is recommended to Council for decision and is not subject to the call-in procedure.]


Report author: Peter Vickers

Publication date: 01/04/2021

Date of decision: 30/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/03/2021 - Executive

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