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Press Release

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Fareham Borough Council freezes tax for a fifth year

In a move designed to help residents with tight household budgets, Fareham Borough Council has frozen its part of Council Tax for a Band D property at £140.22 (38p per day) for 2013/14, the same level it has been for the last 5 years.    

Fareham Borough Council only receives a small amount (10%) of the total Council Tax residents pay.  The rest pays for services provided by Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority and the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

Council leader, Cllr Seán Woodward said: "Despite a further reduction in Government support for next year, we have managed to set Fareham's part of Council Tax at the same rate as was set back in February 2009 and the 7th lowest "district" rate in the country.  This will benefit every single taxpayer in the Borough. We are committed to delivering good value for money for our residents and will continue to focus on maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction whilst continuing to minimise Council Tax increases."

If you would like to change the way you pay your Council Tax or the frequency of your payments, please contact counciltax@fareham.gov.uk or call on (01329) 824651.

 

ENDS

Editors Notes

Council Tax for 2013/14

The chart below shows the full Council Tax for each property Band in Fareham:

 

Band

This Year

Last Year

Increase

 

£

£

£

A

927.15

923.82

3.33

B

1,081.68

1,077.79

3.89

C

1,236.20

1,231.76

4.44

D

1,390.73

1,385.73

5.00

E

1,699.78

1,693.67

6.11

F

2,008.83

2,001.61

7.22

G

2,317.88

2,309.55

8.33

H

2,781.46

2,771.46

10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that the increase shown on the chart is due to the Police and Crime Commissioner's proposed rise of 3.4 per cent to the policing element of Council Tax (equivalent to 10p a week for Band D household).

Council Tax for a Band D property in 2013/14 will be £1390.73. 

Of this: 

 

             www.hants.gov.uk/counciltax2013-14

            www.hampshirepolice.pnn.police.org External Hyperlink


How much is the Council planning to spend in 2013/14?

Fareham's net budget for 2013/14 is £9,823,300 a reduction of £635,200 or 6% compared to 2012/13. 


Council Tax Support

Council Tax Benefit is being replaced from 1 April 2013 by Council Tax Support. Residents' Council Tax bills and enclosed benefits letters will let them know how much Council Tax support they are entitled to.


How much of Council Tax goes to Fareham Borough Council?

Fareham Borough Council only receives a small amount (10%) of the Council Tax you pay. The rest pays for services provided by Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority and the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner.


For further information contact:

Lauren Clarke, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824518

fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases

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