PEOPLE are being offered the opportunity to have their say on new tax support.

Brighton and Hove City Council is proposing to increase the financial help available with council tax for low income households in the city.

Council Tax Reduction (CTR) helps low income households manage.

Residents who pay council tax are eligible for support if their income and savings are below a certain level.

The current maximum amount of CTR that can be claimed is 80 per cent of the Band D council tax rate.

This means that all working age people, regardless of income and circumstances, are asked to pay a minimum of 20 per cent towards their council tax.

The council is proposing to reduce this minimum payment to 18 per cent of Band D by raising the maximum discount rate to 82 per cent of Band D in 2021-22.

The consultation is open for comments until Tuesday, December 1.

Councillor David Gibson said: “One of our key priorities is to address inequality, poverty and financial inclusion in the city. The huge economic impact Covid-19 has had, particularly for residents on a low income, makes this area ever more urgent.”