Council Tax Benefit

Council Tax Benefit will be replaced.
 
At the moment, the amount you get in Council Tax Benefit is worked out according to a national formula that's the same wherever you live. From April, local authorities will be responsible for running new Council Tax Reduction Schemes. Older people will be protected from any cuts to the rebate. However, if you’re under the age for getting Pension Credit, you're unlikely to get a full rebate and will have to pay some money towards your Council Tax bill.
 
These changes will begin from April 2013.
 
More information from the CItizens Advice Bureau website here