Decision details

Foster Carer Benefits and Entitlements: Exemption of Council Tax

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: To support the recruitment and retention of foster carers.




1)         the proposal for Council tax exemptionor payment equivalent to council tax for those living outside the Borough for Wokingham in-house foster carers as part of a retention and recruitment strategy to obtain sufficient in house foster carers for the children of Wokingham be approved;


2)         the Council Tax Section 13A Policy be amended to include this proposal;


3)         it be noted that the costs of this proposal are planned to be funded from the savings generated from transferring higher cost IFA carers to lower cost in-house carers.

Wards Affected: None Specific;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC977

Contact: Email: Tel: 0118 974 6137.

Report author: Lisa Humphreys

Publication date: 29/03/2018

Date of decision: 29/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 29/03/2018 - Executive

Effective from: 10/04/2018

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