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Vulnerable are protected in benefit changes

Reference:
003/12
Date:
Tue, 01/15/2013

Vulnerable residents in East Cambridgeshire are to be protected from large reductions in council tax support following a decision by Councillors last week.

At a Full Council meeting at East Cambridgeshire District Council, members approved a new council tax support scheme, after the Government abolished the national scheme for Council Tax Benefit and reduced the money it gives councils to pay these benefits by ten per cent.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Vulnerable are protected in benefit changes

Consultation begins on Council Tax benefits changes

Reference:

099/12

Date:

03/08/2012

Changes are coming for all those who claim Council Tax benefits and everyone in East Cambridgeshire is getting the chance to have their say.

The Government is abolishing the national scheme for Council Tax Benefit. In its place
Councils are required to develop their own local council tax support scheme. As part of this change, the Government will no longer fully fund the new scheme, but will reduce the money it gives councils to pay these benefits by 10 per cent.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Consultation begins on Council Tax benefits changes

What are the Cromwells getting up to this summer?

Reference:

098/12

Date:

03/08/2012

Visitors to Oliver Cromwell’s House in Ely this summer have a wonderful opportunity to learn about the seventeenth century through the eyes of characters from the past.

During August, there will be a range of activities and tours to explain what life used to be like in Oliver Cromwell’s time. These include:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:What are the Cromwells getting up to this summer?