The Council Tax benefit system is changing.
The Council Tax Benefit is being scrapped and replaced with a new scheme called the ‘Council Tax Support System’. This will receive 10 to 15 percent less funding, or a shortfall of £870,000. This affects us as EHDC is responsible for managing this budget and ensuring that vulnerable people are kept housed.
EHDC are currently holding a survey which ends on 4th November to select the way it will work. It is important that views are given as the shortfall will be made up with some residents receiving less in benefits and some discounts and exemptions for empty properties and second homes may be reduced. The website for the survey is: http://www.easthants.gov.uk/counciltaxbenefit
If you are either receiving Council Tax Benefit, or have a second property then this affects you, and you should click on the link above to find out more.