Legal warning over council tax benefit changes

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

It is up to local authorities to decide whether they need to consult again on individual council tax support schemes in order to qualify for a state grant, the Government has said.Many local authorities had already consulted on new schemes – following the Government’s plans to abolish the current system and cut the funding  by 10% – when it announced that an extra £100m in grant would be available to help councils protect vulnerable people but only if schemes adopt specific...

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