The following email has been received from the Council with a request that it be published for the attention of our readers. We are happy to oblige:
"The Government is planning to abolish Council Tax Benefit and has asked local councils to develop their own schemes to replace it.
We have started a consultation period which goes on until 30 November – asking for views on a series of proposals.
We would be most grateful if you could distribute this email to your members and ask them to complete it online at: http://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/benefit_consultation
Or recipients can print the questionnaire and fill it in by hand and return to FREEPOST, Revenues & Benefits, Spelthorne Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB.
If you would prefer to distribute paper copies of the consultation questionnaire to members, please let me know how many you require and they will be delivered to your postal address. The questionnaires can be posted back using the FREEPOST address provided.
Please encourage your members to pass on the message to family, colleagues and other contacts in Spelthorne.