From April 2013, the Government intends to abolish Council Tax Benefit, which is paid to low-income residents to help towards the cost of Council Tax. Every council will have to replace this with a new local scheme called Council Tax Support. The Government is giving councils less money to pay for the new scheme. As a result, Three Rivers District Council has to save at least £600,000.
This could affect you and your council tax. Pensioners who claim Council Tax Benefit have a guarantee that they will not be affected by these changes.
Three Rivers District Council wants to know residents' views about the different options for finding the savings. There will be a telephone survey and residents can also give their views by following the link below. Please don’t miss your chance to have your say.
The consultation runs from the 17th September to the 14th October 2012
To complete the questionnaire online, please go to http://www.opinionresearch.co.uk/TRDCCTS
For more information on the changes to Council Tax Benefits, please click here
The Residents' Association is concerned that not enough has been done to publicise the consultation and will be highlighting it to as many residents as it can over the next couple of weeks.