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Council Tax Benefit was abolished and replaced by localised schemes on the 1st April 2013. The new scheme requires all working age households to pay a minimum of 8.5% of their Council Tax bills.
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More than six million workers face paying hundreds of pounds more tax each year under the Coalition’s plans for a new flat-rate state pension, government sources have admitted.
The 10 per cent cut to Council Tax Benefit will force hundreds of thousands to pay the tax for the first time. It could prove the most disastrous of the coalition's welfare reforms.
Real-time system required to match employers' payments to employees' bank accounts has 25% failure rate
The fund for Council Tax Benefit will be cut by a further 8.5 per cent next year, meaning a total cut of 18.5 per cent.
The Communities and Local Government department has denied there will be further cuts to council tax benefit next year.
Labour MP Michael Meacher has stung government ministers at Westminster by indicting Tory Party donors as the "biggest tax dodgers."