Sefton Council is running a month long consultation to gauge views on a revised Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2015/16.

A similar consultation was carried out last year and Sefton Council proposes to continue with the 2014/15 Council Tax Reduction Scheme subject to some minor changes. This should avoid working age claimants receiving less Council Tax support in 2015/16.

The proposed changes will not affect customers who have reached their state pension age who continue to have their Council Tax Reduction calculated on rules set by the Government.

At the moment there are more than 15,600 working age residents in the borough who are affected by the scheme and the Council welcomes any views on the proposals.

The draft scheme is available to view on the Sefton Council website or at the two One Stop Shops and a consultation on the proposed new scheme is now underway.

This runs until noon on Friday, November 14 and to get involved log on

Cllr Paul Tweed, Cabinet Member Corporate Services and Performance, said: “We want to ensure that anyone who has an interest in this proposed revision of the scheme has an opportunity to have their say.

“Your views and the information provided will be analysed and will then form part of a report when we have to make a decision on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2015/16.

“This affects thousands of people in the borough so please take the time to have your say.”

To see the proposed revision, and the draft scheme for 2015/16, go or call 0845 140 0845 for further help.

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