Hundreds of people have looked at plans that could see those on low incomes in Telford & Wrekin paying more council tax next year.
Almost 500 people have logged on to Telford & Wrekin Council’s Facebook page in the last 24 hours after it was revealed up to 10,000 people receiving Council Tax benefit in the borough could have an increased bill from April.
The council says it will be £3.1 million a year worse off when the Government abolishes a key tax benefit and is now consulting on how it should plug the gap.
It is suggesting that people currently entitled to Council Tax benefit will have to help make up the difference.
A Telford & Wrekin Council spokesman said: “We have already had a lot of interest in the consultation, which is perhaps not surprising as this does affect a lot of people.
“The post on our Facebook page was viewed 150 times in the first 26 minutes and we’ve already taken a number of phone calls.
“We are obviously delighted that people are engaging in the consultation and giving us their feedback and we would encourage everyone with an interest to continue to do so, as their views will be vital in helping us make the right choices about the scheme we finally implement.”
Visit www.telford.gov.uk/counciltaxsupport for more details.