Petition to: Exempt carers from any reduction Council Tax benefit
This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.
We the undersigned petition East Northamptonshire Council to Exempt carers from any reduction Council Tax benefit. More details
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Every carer dedicates at least 35 hours to that care. They cannot go and get other higher paid work because of the care. Therefore anyone in receipt of Carers Allowance should maintain the 100% benefit for Council Tax. Other councils have recognised carers in their assessment. One example is that of the neighbouring South Kesteven council. They have maintained 100% for all in receipt of carers allowance. As other councils can realise the importance of carers. Without the high income. East Northants Council should follow suit and leave carers out of any benefit deduction. Maintain the 100%.