Consultation launched on whether to cut council tax support scheme

Consultation launched on whether to cut council tax support scheme

Consultation launched on whether to cut council tax support scheme

First published in News

Maldon District Council is asking all residents to have their say on the scheme which provides financial help to low income households.

About 4,100 households get help towards their council tax bill and around 1,800 of these are working age households.

A reduction in Government funding has meant that at the moment, every working age household has to pay 20% of their bill.

A public consultation runs for six weeks from today and is open to everyone in the district, including local support organisations.

The scheme will be reviewed and agreed by a full council meeting in December.

 

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12:42pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Opsiomath says...

Think it's important that council tax support scheme should be confined to people who have been living in the District for x years - Otherwise we risk attracting people on benefits from all over the EU and UK.
Think it's important that council tax support scheme should be confined to people who have been living in the District for x years - Otherwise we risk attracting people on benefits from all over the EU and UK. Opsiomath
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