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I have to cut my food budget to pay council tax

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I have to cut my food budget to pay council tax

My name is Claire and I am on employment and support allowance. I live in Leeds. I have a teenage daughter who is living at home with me because she is still studying. My council tax benefit has been cut and I got a summons for nearly £200. I agreed to pay about £12 a fortnight out of my benefit but I can’t afford it and it will have to come out of my food bill.


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