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Support cuts hurt councils too

Stuart Adam and Thomas Pope
Newspaper article

Not only has the reduced system of council tax support hit low-paid workers but it has proved remarkably ineffective as a way to raise revenue, say the IFS’ Stuart Adam and Thomas Pope.

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Report
Five years on from the localisation and funding cut for Council Tax Support, this report looks at how local authorities’ Council Tax Support schemes have evolved since they were first introduced, and at the changing effects of these scheme choices on claimants and on local authorities.