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Harrow Council is cancelling Council Tax bills for young adults who are leaving social care and starting to make their way in the world on their own.
Every care leaver between 18 and 25 will be Council Tax exempt for six months, as part of a package designed to ease their transition from a care environment into independent adulthood in employment, training or education.
Cllr Christine Robson, Cabinet member for Children, Young People, and Schools, said:
All our work with our young people is designed to set them up with a fair start in life when they grow up. It can be a sudden and abrupt transition for care-leavers. This tax break is will take some of the sting out of that, and increase their chance of a successful, self-reliant and independent future.