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REVEALED: East Hampshire’s council tax

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REVEALED: East Hampshire’s council tax

Published at 9:05am 2nd March 2017. (Updated at 9:38am 17th March 2017)

For the second year in a row, East Hampshire residents will see a decrease in their local council tax. 

East Hampshire District Council has cut it by 2.6%, saving residents £170,000.

The decrease bucks the national trend, as many local authorities raise their share of the tax.

The council says this is down to the success of their business strategies and property investments, the latest being the Iceland store on Alton High Street.

Following last year’s two percent reduction, the council has committed to a third cut for 2018/19, bringing council tax to its lowest level since 2006/2007.

What does this mean?

The cut means residents will pay £131.11 for a Band D property, down from £134.55.

Added to the amounts for Hampshire County Council’s Basic and Adult Social Care charges of £1079.98 and £53.12, Town and Parish Councils (£70.51), as well as police (£165.46) and fire (£63.84) services, the overall Council Tax charge for a Band D property will be £1564.02 for 2017/2018.

What has East Hampshire District Council said about it?

EHDC Leader, Cllr Ferris Cowper: “This council has the ability to bring Council Tax down to zero and enable us to not have to rely on government grant.

“I hope this latest consecutive cut shows you that we’re pursuing this strategy for the benefit of our residents and businesses.

“We’re doing this by taking a different approach to how councils have traditionally operated – we’re making our own money without cutting services or increasing the burden on our residents.”

See how much other areas are paying in council tax:

REVEALED: Guildford council tax

REVEALED: Surrey Heath council tax

REVEALED: Woking council tax

REVEALED: Rushmoor council tax

REVEALED: Waverley council tax

REVEALED: Runnymede council tax

REVEALED: Hart council tax

REVEALED: Elmbridge council tax

 

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