Council Tax Benefit Consultation
Consultation on new localised scheme for council tax benefit
From April 2013, if you are of working age and claim council tax benefit the amount of support you receive may be changing.
The government is reducing the amount of money available to Council Tax Benefit and asking local councils to run their own schemes. So, even if you have not paid council tax previously you may have to start paying from 1 April 2013.
Medway Council’s draft proposal for council tax support is shown below. We have set out the basic principles of the proposed scheme and provided details of additional options which may also be considered.
We do need to make some choices around the reductions that we are required to make. So, please tell us your views on the proposals set out below.