Decision details

Council Tax Discount for Care Leavers

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider amending the Council Tax discount available to Gloucestershire care leavers.




(1)       the definition of a care leaver, for the purpose of the policy, is changed to the following:


a young person aged 18–24 who was formerly a child in the care of Gloucestershire County Council or other local authority in England and then became a ‘Former Relevant Child’ as defined by The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000. The Care Leaver must be resident and liable for council tax on a property in the Gloucester City Council area


(2)       eligibility criteria is changed to the following:


A Care Leaver must be aged 18–24 years old to qualify for a reduction under the Council Tax Discount Scheme for Care Leavers.  A Care Leaver will cease to qualify for the discount from the date of their 25th birthday



(3)       the changes approved at (1) and (2) above are implemented from 1st April 2024.


Publication date: 11/01/2024

Date of decision: 10/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 10/01/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/01/2024

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