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Pendle council chiefs call for feedback on benefit changes
2:08pm Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
COUNCIL chiefs have renewed their call for Pendle residents’ support in filling out questionnaires, ahead of a major benefits shake-up.
Consultation work is taking place over significant changes to the council tax benefit system, before October 25.
Under the proposals, outlined by central government at Whitehall, town halls face imposing cuts of around 20 per cent for all working age claimants.
Questionnaires have been distributed by the borough council to council shops, libraries and the offices at Number One Market Street in Nelson, as the authority considers its own position, before councillors make a final decision in December.
The benefits changes are then set to be introduced at the start of the next financial year in April.
Copies of the consultation documents can be obtained by calling 01282 661661 or by going online to www.pendle. gov.uk/benefitchanges.