Eastleigh Borough Council confirmed that it will provide residents with a real term cut in its Council Tax for 2014-15 for the eleventh year in a row.
Less than 10% of the total Council Tax bill goes to Eastleigh Borough Council and this year the average borough element for a Band D household including special expenses is £130.07 or just over £2.50 per week.
Council Leader Keith House said:
“Given the tough financial time that many of our residents are having I am pleased to confirm this real term cut in our Council Tax. This will give our residents a total of 11 years of council tax increases below inflation. We believe this to be an unequalled record, and we have done this without significant reductions in frontline services. This has been achieved in large part, due to our record of sound financial management and our programme of investments in property.”
“By freezing council tax for a fourth year, and seeing a cut in real terms for eleven years running, we are delivering value for money when times are tight, protecting services along the way to achieve a strong economy in a fair society.”