Deputy leader and executive member for finance, Cllr Gareth Dadd stated that this just “highlighted the benefits” of unitary as it was “bit of a po
Deputy leader and executive member for finance, Cllr Gareth Dadd stated that this just “highlighted the benefits” of unitary as it was “bit of a postcode lottery” for benefits available to residents in the region.
He said: “The move to streamline how we provide such an important scheme will benefit thousands of people across North Yorkshire.
“Rising costs have affected us all, but it is those who are on the lowest incomes who are feeling the effects the most.
“This new scheme will be essential to ensure that they are given the greatest amount of support possible.
“The new approach to providing the council tax reduction scheme will not only make it easier for people to apply for support, but it will also help streamline its administration when the new council launches next year.
“As a council, we are committed to helping the most vulnerable in society, both financially and socially, and the proposed new scheme will be an important addition to that mission.”