Public consultation on 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.

A public consultation on the proposed scheme closed on Monday 15 October 2018.

The results of the consultation will be published on this page in due course.


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.

Read the full draft Council Tax Support Scheme document here