Care leavers under the age of 25 are one step closer to being exempt from paying council tax.
Members of Kent County Council have agreed to pursue proposals brought forward by the authority’s young people’s council, made up of young people who have been in social care.
Young adults who are leaving the care system are more likely to become homeless than their counterparts.
To address this imbalance, members of the young people’s council has called for care leavers living in Kent to be exempt from council tax until their 25th birthday.
Council leader Paul Carter said: “It won’t cost massive amounts of money and this is something, I think, we all would like to happen. We intend to get there as fast as possible.”
The council will approach the 12 district and borough authorities after discussing the plans at the full council meeting on Thursday.
Young care leavers in Wales and Scotland are exempt from paying council tax up to the age of 25.
Manchester, Southwark and Nottingham councils have also put a similar waiver in place.