RICHMONDSHIRE residents are being urged to have a say on a council tax reduction scheme.

The district council is looking for views on its proposed amendments to the 2018/19 Council Tax Reduction scheme which can award a council tax reduction of up to 85 per cent to working age people.

The level of discount is designed to help people on low income and around 1,120 people of working age across the district currently receive it.

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However, due to a reduction in funding, the council needs to make changes to the scheme and is asking residents to share their views on the proposals at richmondshire.gov.uk

Hard copies of the document are available from the Council’s Community Offices in Richmond, Colburn, Leyburn, Reeth and Hawes.

The consultation ends on Friday, October 27.