Have your say on changes to council tax support in Blaby

Closed 28 Sep 2012

Opened 2 Aug 2012

Results expected 30 Nov 2012

Feedback expected 1 Jan 2013

Overview

Changes are being made to council tax benefit.

The council is inviting residents and local organisations to help find the fairest way of introducing these changes in Blaby and to ensure that we can continue to support our residents in the best way we can.

Why We Are Consulting

The Government is making changes to the way council tax benefit is allocated.  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 cutting the amount of money that Blaby District Council gets to pay for the new council tax support scheme.  This means that we will need to save around £460,000 in the first year after the new scheme is introduced.  The new scheme will be introduced from April 2013. 

The changes we are being asked to make 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.

What Happens Next

Blaby District Council will analyse the views that have been expressed in the consultation and take these into consideration when the final decision on the replacement scheme is made by the Council. The Council will also look at other information and be listening to the views of many organisations.

Areas

  • Abbey
  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Belgrave
  • Evington
  • Eyres Monsell
  • Rushey Mead
  • Saffron
  • Stoneygate

Audiences

  • Children and young people
  • Working-age people
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Disabled people
  • Older households (65+)
  • Single people
  • Families with children, including lone parents
  • Couples
  • All households
  • Faith groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Police
  • NHS
  • FE colleges
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • All Public and Private Organisations

Interests

  • Revenues and Benefits