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Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation

Bedford Borough Council has a local Council Tax Reduction Scheme to provide help with the cost of Council Tax to households with a low income. The Scheme offers discounts of up to 100% off Council Tax bills for households on very low income.  

No changes are proposed to the Scheme for 2021/22. However, the scheme must be approved by the Council each year, therefore we are inviting comments through this consultation.  

You can view the proposal here: Proposed Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020/2021 

How to have your say 

Email us: consultingbedford@bedford.gov.uk 

Write to: Consulting Bedford, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AP. 

Comments should be received by 3 January 2021 and may be published.

What happens next 

Responses to the consultation will be considered by the Council’s Executive at its meeting of 6 January 2021. Those providing a valid email address will be updated with the outcome, and the decision will be published on the Council's website. 

If approved, it is anticipated that the policy will be adopted from 1 April 2021.

Data protection

GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Under new Data Protection regulations (GDPR) we need to inform you of the reasons why we are capturing your data and what we will do with your data.

Any personal data collected and/or processed under this policy/ procedure will be dealt with in accordance with Data Protection Legislation and our Data Protection Policy. Data is held securely and accessed by, and disclosed to, only individuals where relevant to this policy/procedure.

To find out more information on this view our current Privacy Notices.