Council Tax Exemption Policy for Care Leavers

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The Children's Society

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am resending an earlier submitted FOI with the understanding that a named contact may be required, so would like to provide Talulah Kingston as this contact.

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 regarding your council's policy on council tax exemption for care leavers.

I would be grateful if you could provide answers to the following questions:

1. Do you have a council tax exemption policy in place for care leavers? [Please respond with either "Yes" or "No."]

If you answered "Yes" to Question 1, please provide the following information:

2. Is this exemption provided for care leavers up to the age of 25? [Please respond with either "Yes" or "No."]

3. Is your exemption policy inclusive of care leavers who move into your local authority, but the local authority which holds corporate parenting responsibility for them is elsewhere? [Please respond with either "Yes" or "No."]

4. Is your exemption policy inclusive of care leavers who you are the corporate parent for but live outside your local authority? [Please respond with either "Yes" or "No."]

5. Is this exemption policy included in your local offer for care leavers document? If so, please provide a link to the relevant document.

6. Is this exemption advertised on your website? [Please respond with either "Yes" or "No."]

7. Is there any further information you wish to add regarding your council's council tax exemption policy for care leavers?

We kindly request that you provide the requested information within the statutory 20 working days as prescribed by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If for any reason you are unable to provide the information requested, please specify the grounds for refusal as stipulated by the Act.

We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,

Talulah Kingston on behalf of The Children's Society

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Hello

Sorry I have sent you an email asking for your name but I now see you have already confirmed this below so please ignore my last email and I will log your FOI Request.

Many Thanks

Emma Murphy
Information Management Officer

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The Children's Society

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Please can I check on the status of this FOI response?

Yours sincerely,

The Children's Society

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Kingston

 

Please see our response below to your recent FOI enquiry.

 

1. Do you have a council tax exemption policy in place for care leavers? -
Yes

 

If you answered "Yes" to Question 1, please provide the following
information:

 

2. Is this exemption provided for care leavers up to the age of 25? - Yes 
(** if the care leaver is jointly liable for Council Tax with a non-care
leaver or the property is not solely occupiers by care leavers, then a 50%
discount is awarded)

 

3. Is your exemption policy inclusive of care leavers who move into your
local authority, but the local authority which holds corporate parenting
responsibility for them is elsewhere? - No

 

4. Is your exemption policy inclusive of care leavers who you are the
corporate parent for but live outside your local authority? - Yes

 

5. Is this exemption policy included in your local offer for care leavers
document? If so, please provide a link to the relevant document.

[1]https://www.therightsideofcare.com/sites...

 

6. Is this exemption advertised on your website? - Yes.
[2]https://www.wirral.gov.uk/council-tax/ge... and via link
above

 

7. Is there any further information you wish to add regarding your
council's council tax exemption policy for care leavers? no

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Resources – Digital and Improvement

Wirral Council

PO Box 290
Brighton Street
Wallasey
CH27 9FQ

 

Email: [3][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

Visit our website: [4]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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