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Current and partner consultations

We believe that consultation is crucial in helping us make decisions which will affect the Borough and that consultation has a key role in informing and influencing our decision making and activities.

 

Current consultations

Consultation date Title Consultation Description
Closes 22 August 2021 Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation

We are seeking views on proposed changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme. The consultation asks for the views of residents on whether to increase the maximum level of support offered under the scheme along with a number of proposed changes, including the introduction of a new income banded system. 

 

Consultations by our partners

In this section you can see ongoing consultations conducted by our partners in Stockton-on-Tees, as well as nationally.

Broadband coverage – Public Review

The Government wants to have nationwide gigabit-capable broadband as soon as possible. While great progress is being made, the Government is aware it needs to help in the parts of the country that are not commercially viable.

£5bn was committed in the 2020 budget to ensure that all areas of the UK can benefit equally. The funding will be spent through a range of projects known as Project Gigabit. As part of this, Building Digital UK (BDUK) will fund contracts for suppliers to deliver gigabit-capable wholesale infrastructure to the hardest to reach areas.

Public Review Stage

An Open Market Review (OMR) took place in April 2021. This OMR requested information from suppliers on their existing and planned broadband coverage over the next three years.
Durham County Council and BDUK now want to validate the information gathered through a Public Review process.

Stakeholders including the public, businesses, internet service providers and broadband infrastructure operators, are invited to provide feedback about the proposed eligible areas for government investment (intervention).

Suppliers who missed contributing to the preceding OMR, or had no definitive plans and/or evidence base on which to substantiate claims at that earlier stage, now have a final opportunity to notify Durham County Council and BDUK before the procurement stage.

Further information is available on the Durham County Council website.

 

Consultation terms and conditions

For consultation data quality management purposes, we reserve the right to remove individual sets of responses from final consultation data sets where it is apparent that responses are either duplicated, inappropriate or submitted using false personal details.