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Council tax bills began to drop through letterboxes all over Gravesham in the last few weeks with many people on benefits finding they have to pay council tax for the first time.

Gravesham Borough Council wants to point out that this is the result of government policy to reduce the cost of benefits nationally. Every council in England and Wales is having to do the same and, on average benefits have been cut by 8.5% this year with a greater cut expected next year. More


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