Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
The following child and family benefits are managed and paid by central government. By following the links on this page you can find out more. All information is provided by gov.uk.
Child Benefit is a tax-free payment that you can claim for your child. It is usually paid every four weeks but can sometimes be paid weekly. There are separate rates payable for each child. The payment can be claimed by anyone who qualifies, whatever their income or savings.
If you have a new baby or you're responsible for any children under the age of 16 - or under 20 if they're in full-time education or approved training - you may be able to claim Child Tax Credit to help with the cost of looking after them.
If you or your partner are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, you may still count as being in work for Working Tax Credit purposes. It'll depend on what your usual working hours were before you went on leave, and the length of time you're off work.
For further information, please contact Revenues: