Have your say on planned cuts to council tax support - but be quick

By Gareth Dennison | 16/11/2017

Have your say on planned cuts to council tax support - but be quick
Cllr Saghir Alam

TIME is running out to have your say on planned cuts to council tax support.

Options being considered include reducing the amount of support offered to working age claimants. 

Other ideas include less support to households where there are other working age adults living with the bill payer and introducing admin charges for those on universal credit.

Cllr Saghir Alam, Rotherham Borough Council’s Cabinet member for finance, said: “Keeping the support we currently give is just not sustainable in the long term given the current financial climate.

“Any changes will reduce budget pressures on other council services and this could make a real difference in some areas, which is why it is really important we hear people’s views before we come to any decisions.”

Consultation closes on Monday and changes will come into effect in April.

Visit www.rotherham.gov.uk/consultation to have your say.

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