New council tax payers to pay at least 8.5% of bill

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

Two local authorities in North Yorkshire have agreed to charge all working-age council tax benefit claimants a minimum of 8.5% of their bill from next April.The move by Hambleton and Richmondshire district councils comes in the wake of the Government’s decision to scrap council tax benefit from April 2013 – which means the amount of funding available to councils is reduced, affecting the level of support claimants receive. The measure has seen all local authorities consult on new scheme...

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