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Posts tagged: council tax support

A chance to make things fairer for some Universal Credit claimants in Shropshire

We’ve been calling on Shropshire Council to introduce consistency for Income Based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants and Universal Credit claimants in their Council Tax Support Scheme exemptions. This will ensure that the most vulnerable people who are sick or disabled are protected from paying, regardless of which benefit (ESA vs Universal Credit) they […]

Changes to the Shropshire Council Tax Support Scheme

From 1st April 2018 most working age people on income related benefits can claim a maximum of 80% Council Tax Support from Shropshire Council and will have to pay the remaining 20% of their Council Tax from their benefit income. Previously they would have been entitled to 100% Council Tax Support and would not have […]

Shropshire Council are considering making changes to Council Tax Support

At the moment if you live in Shropshire and receive benefits you’re eligible for 100% Council Tax Support and do not have to pay any Council Tax. Shropshire Council are proposing that (unless you receive a severe disability premium, a war pension or are in the support group for Employment and Support Allowance) you will have […]