Gedling Borough Council has approved a continuation of a Council Tax Scheme that provides heavy Council Tax discounts to working-age families and pensioners.
The scheme protects families on low incomes from being landed with a bill they are unlikely to be able to pay.
The local Council Tax Reduction Scheme, can offer low paid working-age families and pensioners up to 100% discount on their council tax.
Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor Michael Payne said: “Our local Council Tax Reduction Scheme protects well over 3,500 families in the borough from being landed with an unexpected bill as a result of cuts and reforms by central government.
“The Government rightly chose to protect pensioners when they introduced changes to Council Tax benefits back in 2012 but they decided not to give the same full protection to working age families.
“Gedling Borough Council decided to protect working-age families and pensioners and I’m proud we’ve decided this protection will continue as we move into the eighth year of this scheme.
“Gedling Borough Council is officially the worst affected council in England in terms of reduction in its core spending power since 2015 as a result of central Government cuts but we’re determined to do all we can to protect working age families from being landed with additional large bills at a time when they’re already having to deal with rising living costs.”