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Saturday, May 11, 2013
  Tax cut for the poorest in Birmingham
This story confirms that the council is now going to accept the £2.1m from the government in order to cut the amount of council tax paid by people on means tested benefits. The question the Council need to answer is why they didn't take this money in January when it was on offer.

However, we should welcome the progress that has been made even though more progress on this is needed.

Mike Whitby and I were both lobbying the government to be flexible on this issue. I have already called for the funding to be extended into future years in a debate in Westminster Hall.

 
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