Last updated: July 30, 2014test case
(AA and others) v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council CO/633/2014
Council tax reduction – minimum local residence rule
CPAG has won a test case on behalf of three vulnerable women in financial need who were charged a higher rate of council tax by their local authority simply because they only recently moved into the area. The judicial review case is one of the first test cases on the extent of local authority’s powers and duties in setting up council tax reduction schemes.