Council Tax Benefit is changing

Closed 28 Sep 2012

Opened 2 Aug 2012

Results expected 30 Nov 2012

Feedback expected 1 Jan 2013

Overview

More than 300 residents and local organisations have had their say on how changes to Council Tax Benefit should be introduced in Charnwood. 

Ten weeks of consultation within the borough took place following a Government decision to abolish the benefit.

The result of this is that residents who currently receive 100% Council Tax Benefit may have to contribute a proportion towards their bill.

Despite the changes pensioners will still be exempt from paying Council Tax.

A Council Tax Support Scheme will now be the responsibility of the Council to administer.

The Results of the Consultation

Through a series of surveys and events, 82% of respondents agreed that the most vulnerable people in society should be protected from paying Council Tax. 

Almost half of those featured believed that everyone, except pensioners, should pay at least 10% towards their Council Tax bill.

Along with residents, the Citizens Advice Bureau, Royal British Legion, mental health charities and housing associations put forward their ideas on how we can continue to save taxpayers’ money.

The proposals will save around £400,000 per year. 

These results will be used to help the Council outline the scheme which will be agreed by the end of January 2013.

To access the results please use the link below

http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/counciltaxreform

Why We Are Consulting

 

 

What Happens Next

 

Results of the consultation can be found here http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/counciltaxreform

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