Vulnerable residents mount High Court challenge to controversial council tax changes

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Bill Payments, Central Government, Housing

Councils across the UK are facing High Court action after vulnerable residents launched legal action challenging controversial new council tax policies which they claim will "hit the poor hardest". The Government has abolished Council Tax Benefit in favour of a local rebate scheme which is implemented separately by every council, but the funding made available to local authorities has been reduced by 10 percent, leaving them with a shortfall to make up if they wish to keep income from council t...

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