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The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Regulations 2012

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86.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) an applicant must furnish any certificates, documents, information and evidence in connection with an application for council tax reduction or existing entitlement to council tax reduction as may reasonably be required by the relevant authority in order to determine that person’s entitlement to, or continuing entitlement to, council tax reduction and must do so within one month of the authority requiring the applicant to do so, or any longer period the authority considers reasonable.

(2) Nothing in this regulation requires a person to furnish any certificates, documents, information or evidence relating to a payment to which paragraph (3) applies.

(3) This paragraph applies to—

(a)a payment which is—

(i)disregarded under paragraph 27 of Schedule 4 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings – income in kind) or paragraph 38 of Schedule 5 (capital to be disregarded - certain payments in kind);

(ii)made under or by the Trusts, the Fund, the Eileen Trust, MFET Limited, the Skipton Fund, the Caxton Foundation or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund;

(b)a payment which is disregarded under paragraph 41 of Schedule 4 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings: payments made under certain trusts and certain other payments) or under paragraph 29 of Schedule 5 (capital to be disregarded - payments made under certain trusts and certain other payments), other than a payment under the Independent Living Fund (2006); and

(c)a payment which is disregarded under regulation 67(9)(b) or (c) (non-dependant deductions) or paragraph 2(b) or (c) of Schedule 2 (amount of alternative maximum council tax reduction: second adult’s gross income), other than a payment under the Independent Living Fund (2006).

(4) Where a request is made under paragraph (1) the relevant authority must—

(a)inform the applicant of the duty under regulation 89 to notify the authority of any change of circumstances; and

(b)without prejudice to the extent of the duty owed under regulation 89, indicate to the applicant, either orally or by notice or by reference to some other document available to that applicant, on application and without charge, the kind of changes of circumstances which are to be notified.

(5) Where an applicant or any partner of that applicant has attained the qualifying age for state pension credit and is a member of, or a person deriving entitlement to a pension under, a personal pension scheme, the applicant must, where the relevant authority so requires, furnish the following information—

(a)the name and address of the pension fund holder; and

(b)any other information including any reference or policy number as is needed to enable the personal pension scheme to be identified.

(6) In this regulation “pension fund holder” means the trustees, managers or scheme administrators, as the case may be, of the scheme concerned.

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