Jun 18 2012

Council Tax Benefit – Public Consultation

The Government is planning to abolish Council Tax Benefit and has asked councils across the country to develop their own schemes to replace it.

However, when the Government hands over the funding for the scheme, it will be reduced, meaning that Harrow Council will have to save approximately £3.5 million to be able to fund the new scheme next year and approximately £4.8 million for the following year.  Further savings will be required over the next few years to fund the scheme.

These are already challenging times for local government finance. Despite this, Harrow say that they are committed to ensuring all residents have the opportunity to have their say on changes to services.

Therefore, there is a consultation with residents  from Monday, 11th June to Friday, 21stSeptember 2012 to get  views on what the new Council Tax Support scheme should look like.

This booklet will give you all the information you need about the proposed changes, and details of how you can get involved.

You can complete the consultation survey here and find out more details here.

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