Sandwell’s Revenues and Benefits Service are carrying out a consultation on the ‘Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme’, or LCTR which replaced the old Council Tax Benefit. Each council sets its own rules for LCTR which are reviewed and updated annually. At present there are no proposed changes to Sandwell’s rules so the intention at present is that the existing scheme will remain unchanged in 2017.
You can see the current rules or make a contribution to the consultation at: http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200149/council_tax_reduction/3538/lctrs_consultation_201617
The consultation period closes on 8th November 2016.