Following a public consultation, a new banding scheme will see those with a weekly income of up to £125.99 receiving 100 per cent relief on their council tax.
Those on up to £187.99 will have 75 per cent relief, up to £290.99 will have 50 per cent relief and up to £384.99 will have 25 per cent relief. Any household with an income of more than £385 will not be entitled to support.
The upper limit for savings when considering relief has also been pushed up to £10,000 from £6,000 while the two child limit has also been removed to help larger and blended families have more disposable income.
And should a household’s income increase into another band, there will now be an eight-week period when the original rate of relief will still apply.
Mandy Fathers, Business Manager for Operational Support and Enabling at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “The results of the public consultation showed residents were overwhelmingly in favour of these changes.
“We recognise that this is a challenging economic climate and hopefully this will help the finances of those most in need.”
The proposals are due to be considered at a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on 18 December. If approved, the changes are set to be introduced from 1 April next year.