Each year the council has to decide whether to change the Council Tax Reduction scheme for working age applicants in its area. This year the council has decided that changes should be made to significantly change the Council Tax Reduction scheme due to the introduction of Full-Service Universal Credit within the North Yorkshire area. In effect the traditional link between Housing Benefit (which will no longer be available to new working age claimants) and Council Tax Reduction will no longer exist and it is essential that the scheme is changed to meet future requirements, to reduce administration costs and to ultimately prevent any additional costs being added to the Council Tax.
We are proposing a number of changes to its existing scheme and, in line with legislation, we have a duty to consult you and provide you with the opportunity to tell us your views on the proposed changes to our Council Tax Reduction Scheme.
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