The council is consulting on two specific changes to the council tax reduction scheme that would provide greater levels of support to some of the most deprived households in the borough:
Leader of Basildon Council Cllr Gavin Callaghan said: "We already know that households with a disabled person resident are likely to be £500 a month worse off. This increase in support is a way of attempting to help disabled people in Basildon to live more independently.
"Supporting young people enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme will give them the chance to build a better future by taking their first step on the employment ladder, and for those just about managing, will help unlock a brighter future. "I believe these are simple changes that makes good sense. Please take part in the consultation and let us let us know what you think."
The consultation started on Monday 21 September and runs until Sunday 1 November 2020. Go to www.basildon.gov.uk/ctaxreduction to take part.
Published on Tuesday 22 September 2020