Full council tax relief to be axed in bid to save £1m

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Finance, Local Government

Low-income households in Exeter who were previously exempt from paying council tax will have to pay something towards their bill from next April, as the local authority looks to plug a £1million gap in Government support.The Government is abolishing the current system of council tax support and is devolving the benefit to councils from next April and cutting the funds by 10%. Critics point out that cuts will be pushed onto low-income working age claimants as local authorities have been told...

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