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Press Release

17 January 2022

Have your say on Fareham’s finances

Fareham Borough Council is asking for residents' feedback on current Council Tax proposals, in light of current financial challenges further impacted by Covid-19 and a reduction of central Government funding.

A survey has been created to outline the Council’s current financial situation and some of the pressures it is facing, and to ask residents for their views about a proposed increase in the level of Fareham's part of Council Tax for the financial year 2022/23.  The increase would result in an increase in bills for the average home in Fareham of just 1p per day.

You can find the survey here: www.fareham.gov.uk/counciltaxconsultation  

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and will remain open until 14 February.

Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward, said: “Fareham is facing significant financial pressures like so many other Councils in the UK. This is a result of the ongoing cost and loss of income incurred as a result of the pandemic, alongside an ongoing increase in demand for services and reduced funding from the Government.  Our Council Tax is the fifth lowest in the country and covers only around 16% of the cost of the services we provide.  The increase we are proposing is around 1p per day for the average home in Fareham which will continue to receive our services for little more than £3 per week in total.

“It is important to us that we are open and transparent about how we manage our finances, and this survey gives an overview of what we do and how our services are paid for. It also outlines some of the work we have done over the last year to help generate income to continue to provide quality services. I encourage residents to have their say and take the time to complete it.”
 


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For further information contact:

Customer Enquiries

Tel: 01329 236100
Email: customerservicecentre@fareham.gov.uk

Media Enquiries

The Communications Team
Tel: 01329 824310
Email: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
Fax: 01329 550576

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