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Posts tagged: Shropshire Council

Citizen’s Advice Shropshire: Don’t be scared to seek help with energy bills

Aleksandra our Research and Campaigns Officer spoke with Dominic Roberts from Shrorpishre Star about the impact of the new energy price cap announced by Ofgem on Friday. The energy price cap will rise by an average 80% on 1 October 2022. For a typical household paying by direct debit, it’s now £1,971 a year, but […]

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 […]

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 […]