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