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Maldon: Views sought on council tax support
5:00pm Monday 26th August 2013 in Local News
Taxpayers are being aske for their views on how financial support is provided to households on low incomes.
Council tax benefit was replaced with council tax support in April and the amount of help given to those of working age was reduced, but pensioners were protected.
About 4,500 households receive help towards their council tax bill, of which 2,000 are working age households.
The council is asking all residents to take part in a six week public consultation, which runs until September 29.
David Sismey, chairman of the council’s finance and corporate services committee, said: “Although we are proposing very little change to the current scheme, we need to know if residents think we’ve got it right or whether there are areas that we need to look at again.”
Visit www.maldon.gov.uk/LCTS or view paper copies of the draft proposals and questionnaire at Maldon District Council’s offices in Princes Road, Maldon, One Place offices in Burnham and Southminster, Maldon Tourist Information Centre or your nearest library.
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