Council announces a real term cut in its Council Tax for 20 years in a row
Eastleigh Borough Council has announced a real term cut in its Council Tax for the 20th year in a row providing its residents with a record of 20 years of falling Council Tax in real terms.
Council Leader Cllr Keith House announced confirmation of the promise the Council made in 2019 to provide a real term cut in Council Tax for the following four years.
This year the average Eastleigh Borough Council element for a Band D household is only £136.97 or just £2.63 per week. Less than 7% of the overall Council Tax bill for Eastleigh Borough residents goes to the Council.
Cllr Keith House, said, “We are very proud of our record on Council Tax as it means our residents have now benefitted in a real terms cut for two decades.”
He added, “We are committed to delivering high quality, value-for-money services whilst not increasing the Eastleigh Borough Council element of your Council Tax in real terms. We believe this to be an unequalled record and commitment anywhere in the country. We have been able to do this without any significant reductions in our frontline services whilst continuing to benefit from stable finances, despite the national pressures from inflation and interest rates too.”