Council reduces planned council tax bills for new payers

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

A local authority in Kent has revised plans to cut council tax benefit for working-age households by 18.5% - instead, lowering the reduction to 8.5% for 2013/14. The Government is reducing the overall cash available in council tax support by 10%, while at the same time protecting pensioners from any cuts and making councils responsible for deciding how it is paid. Under Sevenoaks District Council's new scheme, someone who is not a pensioner who claims 100% council tax benefit on a ban...

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