A scheme to support those in need to pay their council tax has been recommended for approval by Boston Borough Council’s Cabinet.

The scheme is reviewed every year and options go out for consultation with the public.

A majority of those who commented agreed the current scheme should continue, was fair and provided support to the vulnerable.

There will be assistance for working-age residents who need help to pay their council tax. Those who are eligible can claim a discount of up to 75 per cent – pensioners and war widows of all ages qualify for up to 100 per cent.

Those who are self employed must meet a minimum income level and there will be a maximum one-month backdate period for working-age claims.