The way that some people on lower incomes receive certain benefits is set to change over the next few months as the nationally run Council Tax Benefit Scheme – which helps people to pay their council tax – is to be replaced by a local system run by the Council.
The change is set to take place in April next year, and Cambridge Council is looking for your feedback on the proposed replacement.
The Council is planning for the change to be as smooth as possible, with claimants being transferred automatically with no need to reapply and clear advice and support will be made available for everyone affected by the change.
The draft proposals will affect people using the second adult rebate system, and those with more than one property, or owning vacant properties as well as the less well off who claim the benefit.
You can read the full first draft of the proposal which is up for consultation on the Cambridge City Council website, where you can also receive paper copies of the proposal and survey.
The deadline for feedback is 31st October this year so do not miss your chance to make your voice heard.
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