Every year the Local Councils (Parish, District, County) as well as Fire Brigade and the Police and Crime Commissioner review and update their budgets. EHDC is the local authority that collects and hands on the council tax on behalf of all of these organisations and tonight we are proposing to our membership a Nil increase for Council Tax.
The changes this year as are follows:
Hampshire County Council 2.99% increase
East Hampshire District Council 0% increase
Horndean Parish Council 4% increase
Hampshire Fire and Rescue 2.99% increase
Police and Crime Commissioner 13.5% increase *
* The Police and Crime Commissioner has increased the Hampshire Constabulary precept by £2.00 per month per property or £24 per year. For a Band D property this is a 13.5% increase from £177.46 to £201.46 per year.
For the last 6 years EHDC has either cut Council Tax or kept it at a Zero percent increase.