Best Practice Case Studies

CAB and the benefits of prevention

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CAB and the benefits of prevention *

As we emphasise in the next section on risk and compliance, using the Duty as a tool to prevent discrimination can result in costing public authorities less in downstream costs, or in other inputs to remedy problems later on. Our cases on domestic violence provide some of the most harrowing examples of how more effective use of the duty could help save significant cost to individuals as well as to health and social services:

CAB and Council Tax

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CAB and Council Tax *

From April 2013 Council Tax benefit, exemptions and discounts have been replaced with localised Council tax support schemes to provide financial assistance to Council Tax Charge payers on low incomes. Given these new responsibilities, it is important for Councils to engage locally with equality and community groups in the design of their new schemes. For example:-

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