Not sure if this is the right forum could not find anywhere else.
I received a letter from the council this morning informing me council tax benefit will no longer exist from April 2013. It will be replaced by "local council tax discount scheme" run by your local council and funding from the Government will be reduced by 10%.This only affects people born after 5th Oct 1951 so people of working age.
This then equates to an 18% reduction in benefit (I suppose after admin costs) for the claimant (well for my council anyway). I will be approx £350 worse off per year (at present ct grade) so will have to pay £35 pcm towards council tax.
Where do they think people will get the money from to pay the CT ? I don't have any spare money I am so b****y annoyed
Maybe I could get my band reduced as I am having the bathroom adapted early next year.