BENEFIT: Hitting those most in need

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I am appalled that Northumberland County Council is proposing to cut financial support to people of working age on council tax benefit from 100 per cent to 92 per cent.

An eight per cent cut may be inconvenient for some people and could be difficult for others, but for people who most need our support through council tax credit, it is critical: Any new demand causes further stress both on their budget and their wellbeing.

This consultation lasts until November 2, and I would urge everyone to contact the council and say that this is unacceptable.

You cannot take more, from those in our community who have the least.

The web address for comments is https://form.northumberland.gov.uk/form/auto/ctax_consultation

Thomas Stewart,

Berwick-upon-Tweed Constituency Green Party