ARP Brochure 2019 - Flipbook - Page 5
The Partnership continues to take on new
innovations beneficial to ARP Partners, our
businesses and families and communities.
However, it needs to be stressed that
ARP is not simply a money collecting
agency. Through administering Council
Tax Support (CTS) and Housing Benefit
on behalf of the Partners, it provides
low income working age families and
pensioners with a means tested Housing
Benefit to assist with rent and a reduction
on the amount of council tax they have to
By working together through this
partnership, the councils are reducing
costs and providing a more efficient,
The aim of the partnership is to run an
efficient Council Tax and Housing Benefits
service, while reducing administration
costs to each partner council.
How the Partnership has Developed
Breckland District Council and
Forest Heath District Council first
combined their Revenues and
Benefits services to form the ARP.
East Cambridgeshire District
Council joined the partnership
St. Edmundsbury Borough Council
joined the partnership
Fenland District Council joined the
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney
District Councils joined the
From April 1st 2019 – Four Partners become two Councils
St. Edmundsbury Borough and Forest
Heath District Councils merged to
become West Suffolk Council
Suffolk Coastal District and Waveney
District Councils merged to become
East Suffolk Council.
ARP promises to continue to provide the same high quality
of service and ongoing savings for the partner councils.