New ‘poll tax’ blow for UK’s poorest – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

Millions of low-income households face a rise in their council tax bills costing them up to £600 a year from April under a “poll tax bombshell”, according to new study.

People in low-paid jobs and those on benefits who currently pay little or no council tax will be hit with increased bills within months in three out of four local authorities, it has emerged.

Most councils have decided to reduce the council tax benefit available for residents on low incomes after central government imposed a 10 per cent cut on the total subsidy budget. At present 3.2 million working-age households receive such support.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/new-poll-tax-blow-for-uks-poorest-8473963.html

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