Young people leaving care in Lichfield and Burntwood to be exempt from council tax until they are 21

Young people leaving care in Lichfield and Burntwood will not have to pay council tax until they are 21, Staffordshire County Council has confirmed.
The initiative, which the authority says is designed to help them move into adult life, will start on April 1.
The measures were unveiled at a meeting of the county council’s Cabinet earlier this week and will see around 300 people across Staffordshire benefit.
Cllr Mark Sutton, Cabinet member for children and young people said he hoped the scheme would help those young people who may have challenges in managing their own budgets for the first... read more

 
23 February 2018 in Politics, Views: 47
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