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    • DevonFella
    • By DevonFella 6th Apr 19, 2:28 PM
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    Council Tax Support ended due to pension pot?
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    • 6th Apr 19, 2:28 PM
    Council Tax Support ended due to pension pot? 6th Apr 19 at 2:28 PM
    Having made a new claim for reduction I have had a bill from my local authority in full, they say because my 'savings' exceed 16,000. The only way I can think of to arrive at that conclusion is if they have added in a private pension pot on which I have made capital withdrawals but take no income. I am 66 on state pension only, my wife 56 who is building a counselling business and presently not earning enough to exceed her tax allowance.
    So my question is, can they regard my pension pot as capital??
    Last edited by DevonFella; 09-04-2019 at 11:18 AM.
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    • Xbigman
    • By Xbigman 16th Apr 19, 3:19 AM
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    You should largely forget the DWP rules because councils have a lot of freedom to set up any council tax system they want. If your council decides that money held in a pension account that can be accessed without penalty is classed as savings, then that is what it is. And tax is not considered a penalty in this instance.
    You should write to your council and clarify what your pension savings are classed as because mistakes do happen.

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