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HAVE YOUR SAY: Radlett and Bushey residents asked about tax support

 Published on: 21st August 2019   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A consultation on council tax support has been opened for Radlett and Bushey residents to have their say.

The Council Tax Support Scheme may be changing soon in Hertsmere and the council would like to know what you think about the proposals.

A simpler, banded approach is being proposed for working age people receiving Universal Credit.

Councillor John Graham, portfolio holder for finance and property, explained: “Currently, the amount of support a household can receive is calculated based on previous Council Tax Benefit Regulations. This is a complex, means-tested calculation so we’re proposing to introduce a new, simplified and banded scheme for working age claimants who are earning and who receive Universal Credit.

“We want the value of awards to be about the same as they are now, which means we are looking to maintain the amount of council tax support that claimants might get.  For that reason, we have set the proposed rates so that no-one is significantly worse or better off.

“We’ve put in place a range of ways for you to have your say about the proposals so that we can consider the feedback and decide on a way forward and implement a new scheme in April next year.”

A public consultation will run until November 30, 2019 and can be viewed at www.hertsmere.gov.uk/Benefits–Council-tax/Benefits/Council-Tax-Support-Consultation.aspx

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