Council announces a real term cut in its Council Tax for 18th consecutive year
Eastleigh Borough Council has announced a real term cut in its Council Tax for the 18th consecutive year, with a 0.4% reduction this year, providing residents with an unrivalled record.
Council Leader Keith House confirmed the real term cut of 1% below December’s published Consumer Price Index for Council Tax in 2021-22 at the Full Council meeting.
This year the average Eastleigh Borough Council element for a Band D household is only £129.39 or just under £2.49 per week. Only around 7% of the total Council Tax bill for Eastleigh Borough residents goes to the Council.
Eastleigh Borough Council, Keith House, said, “Our Council Tax for this year represents a real terms cut for 18 years in a row and this will continue for another two years making two decades of real term cuts for our residents.”
He added, “We continue to provide high quality, value-for-money services whilst not increasing the Eastleigh Borough Council element of your Council Tax. We believe this to be an unequalled record and commitment anywhere in the country, whilst at the same time avoiding significant reductions in our frontline services.”