Council tax discount scheme

Council tax discounts will be applied on the following criteria:

  • Tier 1 and 2 Foster Carers (according to the Carers Progression Scheme) are automatically eligible for a discount of 33%
  • Tier 3 Foster Carers (according to the Carers Progression Scheme) are eligible for a discount of 50%
  • Foster carers who accept placements of the following are eligible to be topped up to a discount of 66% for the duration of that placement
    • (a) LAC aged between 13 and 17
    • (b) placements of a parent and child together or
    • (c) placement of three or more siblings together
  • Where a London Borough of Waltham Forest foster carer lives in another local authority area meaning that a Council tax discount cannot be applied they will be eligible for an annual retainer payment of £498* to be paid at the end of each 12 month anniversary of their approval if they have met the criteria relating to having a current or recent placement.

* Calculated as the average Council Tax discount offered to LBWF residents