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 2023-24. However, the Scheme must be approved by the Council each year, therefore we are inviting comments through this consultation.

See the proposed Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2023-2024 (PDF).

How to have your say 

Email us: 

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

Hard copies are available in libraries or on request.

Comments should be received by 18 December 2022 and may be published.

What happens next 

Responses to the consultation will be considered by the Council’s Executive at its meeting on 4 January 2023 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 2023.

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.

View our current privacy notices to find out more.