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Changes to Benefits

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Important changes have been made to the benefits system as part of the Welfare Reform Act. This includes changes to Housing and Council Tax Benefit.

The changes may affect you. Find out more by reading the information on each section below.

Colchester Borough Council is working closely with local partners to support you through the changes. We are ready to offer you a wide range of advice and support covering housing options, money management, benefit entitlement and support in finding work


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Watch our two short videos that explain the changes to Housing Benefit.