Stop the cuts to Council Tax benefit

Please sign and share the BPACC petition opposing the cut in funding for Council Tax benefit. Click here for more details about the changes

We, the residents of Poole / Bournemouth, deplore the government’s decision to cut the funding given to local authorities for Council Tax Benefit by 10%. We call on our council, Borough of Poole / Bournemouth Borough Council, to express their disapproval to central govt in the strongest terms possible. As an interim measure, we also call on our Council to cover this funding cut for 2013/14 out of the financial reserves in order to protect the most vulnerable members of our community from this additional charge.



Download printable paper based petition (Poole)
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Thank-you for your support

Save Remploy Factories Petition

The government has not only ignored the 100,000 plus signature petition but has announced the closure 36 of the 54 remaining Remploy sites with compulsory redundancy for 1,752 people of which 1,518 of these are disabled by 17th August this year (2012). The government statement envisages the complete closure of the remaining factories in due course. Please continue to sign the petition with messages of support for the Remploy workers. GMB is working hard to keep the factories open but need all the help you can give. With two million disabled workers already out of work why on earth do the government need to sack another 1,518. Surely they could concentrate on finding work for the 2 million.

Please sign the online petition here