Council Tax Support Scheme survey underway

Community consultation is underway to gather residents' views on the proposed changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme.

The proposed scheme seeks to better target support to those low-income households that need it the most. Anyone adversely affected by the new scheme will be contacted directly and offered support via the council's discretionary relief scheme

A number of drop-in sessions are being held at libraries across Barnsley. Residents will be able to discuss the proposed changes with a member of staff as well as receive a paper copy of the questionnaire. 

The drop-in sessions for the Council Tax Support Survey consultation are on:

Friday 4 October, Library @ Cudworth, 10am to 1pm

Monday 7 October, Library @ the Lightbox, 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday 9 October, Library @ Mapplewell and Staincross, 1pm to 3pm

Monday 14 October, Library @ Hoyland, 2pm to 4pm

Thursday 17 October, Library @ Darfield, 1pm to 3pm

Monday 21 October, Library @ the Lightbox, 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday 23 October, Barnsley Citizens Advice Bureau (BSL interpreter present), 10am to 12pm 

Thursday 24 October, Library@ Penistone, 1pm to 4pm

Councillor Alan Gardiner, Cabinet Spokesperson for Corporate Services, said: "These drop-in sessions are the perfect opportunity for residents to ask any questions they have regarding the changes as well as access support to complete the application.”  

For further information regarding proposed changes to the scheme, visit barnsley.gov.uk/council-tax-support-survey 

Residents have until Sunday 27 October to share their views.  

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