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Poorest 'face council tax rise' in benefits shake-up

More than two million of the poorest households in England will pay more council tax from next week because of benefit changes coming into force, an anti-poverty think tank has said.

The average increase for a low income family will be nearly £140 a year, said the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Ministers said councils should protect the most vulnerable from the increases.

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 28 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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