Millions of people 'face council tax rise'

Millions of people 'face council tax rise'
 

Up to two million of the poorest households in England face higher council tax bills, the Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed. It comes as the government will from 1 April cut by 10% the funds available to help reduce the council tax of people on low incomes.
The government argues that such welfare reform is vital to tackle the budget deficit.
Debt charity StepChange said some homes would be unable to afford the change.
At present, 3.7 million people in England claim council tax benefit, in full or partial payment of their council tax.
But in England from April, local authorities... read more

 
31 January 2013 in Business, Views: 8
Source: BBC
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