Connect
Connect for Council Tax  Reduction Scheme Modelling
​​Connect helps councils model different options for council tax support schemes, based on their local priorities.
 
It can be used by Revenue and Benefits, Customer Services and Finance staff to quickly access, explore, and drill down into the data you need to make more informed decisions on local taxation and awards strategy and policy.
 
Connect uses your Council Tax, Council Tax Reduction and Housing Benefit data to model the introduction of new council tax schemes (e.g. band adjustments and/or changes to discounts and exemption policies) and the impact of potentially new Council Tax Reduction Schemes. 
 With support for some areas ring fenced, funding reduced due to budget cuts and support needs increasing due to welfare reform policies, local authorities face big challenges when designing their best-fit CTR scheme.
 
Connect allows you to consider the needs of your most vulnerable residents whilst balancing the need for cost reductions.
 
Connect is a cloud-based enterprise data hub that can be used to collect and store multiple and unlimited data sets. Whilst being cost-effective, reliable and secure, Connect enables diverse users to easily gain invaluable insight and vital information from the data.
 
As precepting authorities, County Councils can work closely with their district authorities to jointly develop schemes that benefit the districts citizens and the County as a whole.  Connect allows data to be aggregated from multiple authorities so that county wide schemes can be considered.
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