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3:37pm 2nd April 2014

Cornish families are getting more help to pay their council tax.

In the past those struggling have been able to apply for help with half of the bill.

Now they can get it all paid.

It comes after the council upped rates by two percent.

From 1 April 2014, those who receive Council Tax Support can apply for up to 100% of their council tax shortfall from the Council’s discretionary Exceptional Relief and Transitional Support Fund.

Cornwall Council Cabinet member for Finance and Resources Alex Folkes said: "We recognise that some of the least well off in Cornwall are being faced with a council tax bill for the first time. Whilst we all accept that those who can afford to pay towards their bill should be asked to do so, there are undoubtedly some households who will struggle to make any payments. Rather than force them to choose between paying their council tax and heating or eating, we have increased the amount that can be awarded in help.

"This help is only available in the short term and will come alongside support from the council and our partners to look at all the options for making positive changes to their personal and financial circumstances.

"The council has given a commitment to review the formal council tax support scheme once we have firm evidence as to the impact of recent welfare reforms. We will be doing this over the coming months so that we will be in a position to make any changes for next year. But we wanted to make sure there was an adequate safety net in place this year and I am glad that we have been able to make this happen."

3:37pm 2nd April 2014

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