THOUSANDS of people could suffer a council tax benefit cut.
Kirklees Council officers have drawn up a plan to cope with a multi-million pound reduction in Government support.
Ministers plan to change the way council tax benefit is allocated across the country.
Pensioners will continue to receive support, but the Government has ordered councils to draw up plans to deal with a 10% cut for under-65s.
Kirklees officers have suggested keeping council tax benefit at its current level for three vulnerable groups:
Single parents with children under-five.
People suffering from a severe disability.
War pensioners and war widows.
The plan would mean that the £3.2m cut would hit all remaining council tax benefit recipients in Kirklees.
If the proposal goes ahead it would mean that 21,598 people in Kirklees would face a council tax benefit cut of 29%.
The council’s Labour Cabinet will decide whether to consult on the plan at its weekly meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall from 4pm on Tuesday.
The new system is due to come into force in April 2013.