Thousands of Milton Keynes residents to receive council tax credit amid cost of living crisis

    Around 3,000 low-income households will receive council tax credit amid the cost of living crisis.

    MK Council has been distributing £150 council tax rebates across Milton Keynes to help provide support to those on lower incomes.

    Although households were encouraged to apply for the scheme, the council says there has been a low uptake among residents, especially pensioners.

    Due to this low uptake, Milton Keynes Council has been writing to around 3,000 households to let them know it will automatically be credited to their council tax accounts.

    Councillor Rob Middleton, Labour Progressive Alliance Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “The council tax credit will reach accounts in time for the Autumn, which is when we can expect the cost of living to go through the roof.

    "Many pensioners haven’t yet claimed their council tax reduction, so I’m pleased that they will not be missing out on the financial help, especially as they are expected to be hit hard by the hike in energy bills.”

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    Councillor Jane Carr, Liberal Democrat Progressive Alliance Cabinet Member for Tackling Social Inequalities, added: “Thousands of households will be receiving credit in the next couple of months so that they can put this money they would’ve spent on council tax towards heating their home or putting dinner on the table.

    "The cost of living crisis is devastating families across the city and the Progressive Alliance will do all we can to support families through it.”

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