Council tax support for low income families will be investigated

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Low income families could be offered a discretionary payment to help them cope with government cuts to council tax support.

Coun Philip Sturman’s calls to investigate the offer were agreed by East Lindsey District Council’s portfolio holder for finance Coun John Upsall at a recent meeting.

Coun Sturman feared the council’s plans to cope with a £1.4 million funding gap from central government would have a ‘disproportionate affect’ on low income families, who would see their council tax exemption reduced to a 25 per discount.

 

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