The council is inviting residents and local organisations to submit their views on the way they make the changes required to Council Tax benefits. They say they want to find the fairest way of introducing these changes in the district of Harborough. You have until Sept 28th to submit your views.
The changes are coming from central government, which is making changes to the way council tax benefit is calculated. As part of its package of welfare savings, it is replacing council tax benefit with the new council tax support scheme.
The Government will be reducing the amount of money that Harborough District Council gets to pay for the new council tax support scheme. This means that the Council will need to save around £351,000 in the first year after the new scheme is introduced. The new scheme will be introduced from April 2013.
The changes are likely to mean that nearly everyone who is currently receiving council tax benefit (except pensioners) will have to pay something towards their council tax in the future. Have your say and help shape the way the council supports residents on low income by completing their on-line questionnaire.
This consultation runs to 28 September 2012
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