Consultations

Have your say on the proposed changes to the working age Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme from April 2019.

From 1 April 2019, there will be a new council for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. This new council will replace the existing councils – Bournemouth Borough Council, Christchurch Borough Council and Borough of Poole. Currently, each council has its own Council Tax Support Scheme, offering a reduction in Council Tax bills for qualifying residents.

The new council needs a single Council Tax Support Scheme for the 2019/20 financial year that is affordable, consistent and fair, not only for those who receive support, but also for residents who depend on wider services.

We are contacting Council Tax payers who currently receive a working age reduction to ask for their views. We’d also like to hear from other Council Tax payers.

Proposed changes to Local Council Tax Support Scheme

Read the information on Council Tax Support about proposed changes to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme to find out more about the consultation.

You can take part in the online survey to have your say on proposed changed to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme here

Read the full draft Council Tax Support Scheme document here

You can pick up a paper copy of the consultation document and questionnaire from any public library in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole or at the following customer service centres:

  • Town Hall, St Stephen’s Road, Bournemouth BH2 6DY
  • Civic Centre, Poole BH15 2RU
  • Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch BH23 1AZ

The closing date for the consultation is Monday 15 October 2018.

Need help?

If you need help or support to understand or complete this questionnaire, or would like this questionnaire sent to you in another language or format, then please call us on:

  • 01202 451243 if you are a claimant in Bournemouth
  • 0345 034 4569 if you are a claimant in Christchurch or Poole