Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2024/25 Consultation

Closed 25 Oct 2023

Opened 13 Sep 2023


A new Council Tax Reduction Scheme for Dorset Council

Each year Dorset Council must decide whether to change the Council Tax Reduction scheme for working age applicants in its area. There are no changes for Pension Age applicants as they are part of the national scheme. This year the Council is deciding whether to significantly change the working age Council Tax Reduction Scheme. 

We are legally required to consult on any proposed changes to the scheme and we’re asking you to take part in this consultation to find out what you think about our proposed Council Tax Reduction Scheme, which would start from 1 April 2024. We want to:

  • make the scheme easier to understand and access;

  • provide up to 100% support for households on the lowest incomes;

  • make the scheme work better with the Universal Credit system;

  • support families and applicants who receive a disability benefit; 

  • take away the need for constant changes in awards; and

  • make the scheme easier to manage.