People living in East Lindsey are being asked for their views on the local Council Tax Support Scheme
East Lindsey District Council is responsible for collecting Council Tax on behalf of East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Police Authority and some town and parish councils; it keeps less than nine per cent of the money collected – passing over 90 per cent onto the other authorities.
As part of its statutory obligation, the district council is asking for the views of local people on its proposed 2015-16 Local Council Tax Support Scheme through a consultation exercise taking place between August 22 and September 30.
The council is proposing to keep the main characteristics of the scheme the same as in 2014-15 in that pensioners would not be affected, war pensioners and war widows will be protected from changes and all working age people will be entitled to support for up to 75 per cent of their Council Tax liability depending on their circumstances.
Portfolio holder for finance, Coun John Upsall, said: “It is important that people let us know their views on our proposal so that we can make an informed decision on the Council Tax Support Scheme for 2015-16. I would encourage local people to respond to this consultation exercise.”
To take part in the consultation visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/haveyoursay or for a paper copy visit your local district council customer service centre.