January 2013 – Majority to Pay some Council Tax
According to the Guardian, local authority plans for the localised council tax support which will replace council tax benefit from April 2013 has shown that, of the 86 councils which have already published their plans, 57 intend to introduce a minimum council tax payment ranging from 6 per cent to 30 per cent of a full council tax bill.
Only 23 of the 86 local authorities who have published plans will keep the minimum contribution at no more than 8.5 per cent - the level set for eligibility to assistance from the £100m transition fund announced in October 2012 (see our earlier item on council tax changes September 2012).
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