Deadline for responses: 7 August 2017

Introduction
 
Since 1 April 2013, all local authorities have been required to establish their own Council Tax support scheme for residents of working age who are on low incomes. In Bexley, this is called the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS). National regulations mean that the Council has to protect the Council Tax Reduction levels for those of state retirement age so that they receive no less financial support than they would have under the former Council Tax Benefit rules.
 
Who will be affected?

These proposals will directly affect all those of working age who currently claim help from the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, and also anyone of working age who pays Council Tax now and might wish to claim support in the future should their circumstances change.

Have your say

The Council is seeking your opinions on potential changes to the current scheme. If you disagree with a proposed change, there is an opportunity for you to suggest how it should be altered, or to offer other comments. Bexley is keen to receive views from residents, local voluntary and welfare organisations, landlords, and other interested parties - regardless of whether they currently claim benefits or not. The information you provide will be treated confidentially and used solely by the Council.
 
Details of the current scheme can be found on the Bexley website. Please read this webpage before answering the questions in our survey.

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/council-tax-and-business-rates/council-tax-reduction-scheme  

If you don’t have internet access at home to view the current scheme, you can use the public computers at the Civic Offices and libraries.

You can complete your form online at www.bexley.gov.uk , scan and email your completed form to consultation@bexley.gov.uk or you can post your completed form to Erith Town Hall, Walnut Tree Road, Erith, Kent, DA8 1TL
 
Please ensure you submit your response by the deadline of 7 August 2017.

The information you provide will be treated confidentially and used solely by the London Borough of Bexley. The final decision on the scheme will be made by the Council no later than 31 January 2018, and details will be made available on the Council’s website www.bexley.gov.uk

 
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