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Have your say on Plymouth City Council’s Council Tax Support scheme for 2017/18

Changes are being made to the Council Tax Support scheme and Plymouth City Council wants to hear your views. Every year the Council reviews how much reduction in Council Tax is given to people of working age on a low income and this is published in the Council Tax Support Scheme. The changes need to […]


Free event for private landlords on the new Universal Credit scheme

Now that the Government’s new Universal Credit scheme has been introduced the City Council is hosting a special event to explain the changes for private landlords. Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people in or out of work, which merges together some of the benefits and tax credits that people currently receive. Universal […]


Universal Credit: What you need to know

The Government’s new Universal Credit comes into effect at the end of this month. The new benefit starts to roll out in Plymouth from 25 January and as a result of this national policy, Plymouth City Council has signed a delivery partnership agreement with the Department of Work and Pension (DWP) to support residents in […]