Local people are being asked for their views on proposed changes to the Council Tax Support scheme that helps working age people on low incomes to pay their Council Tax.

From April, the Council is recommending a number of changes to simplify the scheme for all working age claimants as part of its preparations for the introduction of Universal Credit Full Service across the district.

The Council is not proposing to reduce the amount it currently spends on its Council Tax Reduction scheme but the changes would make the scheme easier for claimants to understand as well as helping to simplify the application process.

Dartford Borough Council is keen to hear the views of its residents and organisations before it takes a final decision in late November and is running a short survey from Monday 6 August to Sunday 30 September 2018.

The survey is available at www.dartford.gov.uk/ctsurvey or by calling the Council on 01322 343434 to request a paper copy of the survey.