Working age claimants on low incomes in Tendring are set to continue to receive a maximum 80 per cent discount on their Council Tax bills.
The move was agreed by Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Cabinet at a meeting on Friday and will now go to Full Council for final approval.
Paul Honeywood, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Housing, proposed no change to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2018/19.
If agreed it will have stayed the same for three consecutive years.
“We want to provide some certainty and financial stability to Tendring claimants especially as they may well see some significant changes such as Universal Credit,” he said.
There are currently 14,066 households receiving LCTS at a cost of £11.495 million.
The total number of working age households receiving support is 6,703 and 7,363 pensioner households receive support.
Pensioners will continue to be eligible for up to 100 per cent discount on their Council Tax bills.
The Council’s hardship policy will also provide additional relief to help with Council Tax bills for those with a genuine need.
Because the Council is not looking to make changes to its LCTS it will not need to go out to public consultation.