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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Have your say on cuts to Council Tax Benefit
Next year Council Tax Benefit (CTB) will stop being a benefit which Lambeth pays out on behalf of the Government, and will become a Local Council Tax Support Scheme set up by the council.
The Government are giving councils less money to pay for the new Local Council Tax Support Scheme than they have paid out to residents in past years.
In 2013/14 Lambeth will receive £2.6 million less to give out in support to claimants. This means Lambeth must save money through the new scheme - not everyone will get as much benefit as they do at the moment. Only pensioners are guaranteed to receive the same amount (because the Government has told councils they have to protect the level of support they receive). Because pensioners are protected there will be even less money for working age people receiving the benefit.
Lambeth wants residents' views on how the new Local Council Tax Support Scheme should operate.
Visit the Council's website for details of the consultation and the online questionnaire.
Pictured: Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles is cutting Council Tax Benefit for working age people.