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War Veterans

Tax Discount Protected for War Veterans

Following a decision by Central Government to give local authorities responsibility for council tax benefit, Bedford Borough Council is set to introduce a local Council Tax Reduction Scheme from April 2013.

 

Importantly, the new rules agreed by the Borough Council will protect the discount for war pensioners, who would otherwise be financially penalised by the new government regulations.

 

Cllr Shan Hunt, Executive Member for Revenues and Benefits said: “We have taken every possible precaution to ensure our most vulnerable households are protected from this government-imposed change. On the most unfair proposal, we took immediate steps to guarantee war pensioners would not lose any money even if the government refused to change their minds. Those who have served their country should be supported by their country once they have returned home. We will not break that covenant; not now, not ever.”

 

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