Welfare Reform – council tax benefit
Council Tax Benefit is changing. From April 2014 more people will have to pay towards their Council Tax. As part of its plan to reform the welfare system the UK Government has cut the funding for Council Tax support available to local authorities. In addition it has asked local authorities to devise their own schemes for paying the benefit.
The Welsh Government is working on the detail with local authorities (including Newport, Torfaen and Monmouthshire). The Council will write to you as soon as they have more information (this is not likely to be until early December).