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August 9, 2022

Help with energy bills – new support for those on low income in the Vale of White Horse

Households on low income in the Vale of White Horse will soon receive a one-off payment to help with the rising cost of energy bills. Those living in properties which are in council tax bands E to H and who are in receipt of council tax support will receive a single one-off payment of up […]

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December 9, 2021

Council re-affirms commitment to support War Pensioners

The War Pension scheme was established to compensate those veterans who suffered injured or illness while serving their country, while the War Widow(er)’s Pension is for those whose spouse died while serving. Under current rules, any money above £10 from a War Pension or Widow(er)’s Pension can be counted as income when calculating someone’s entitlement […]

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October 7, 2021

Council calls on the government to reverse Universal Credit uplift cut

Following a motion at the Council meeting on Wednesday 6 October, Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, is to write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to express grave concern about how families in the Vale will be impacted by the […]