Tag: Council Tax

Eastleigh Council’s links to arms exports

As a result of a recent £19 million acquisition, Eastleigh Borough Council is now leasing out factory premises to Chinese-owned aerospace defence company AIM Aviation. The premises at Bournemouth Airport is home to AIM Altitude who specialise in fitting out commercial aircraft cabin interiors but in addition to a leading-edge civilian business that boasts world…

‘Real-term cut in Council Tax’

Eastleigh Borough Council claim they have, for the 15th year in a row, delivered a ‘real-term cut’ in Council Tax for residents after a meeting of the Full Council on Thursday evening agreed the authority’s budget for the coming year; but Eastleigh Labour party say increases in council service charges will hit the poorest in…

Long wait almost over for new Fleming Park

  “The wait is almost over!” declared Eastleigh Borough Council as they announced a date for the “soft opening” of Fleming Park’s replacement leisure centre which has been named “Places Leisure Eastleigh”. The council had originally intended to open the new state-of-the-art centre in time to celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics –  but it will…

Council claim 11-year-record on council tax

  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…

Council issue tax scam warning

  Eastleigh Borough Council have issued a warning to householders to beware of a Council tax scam that is currently doing the rounds: “The Council have received an increasing number of enquiries from residents regarding agents that offer to appeal against the banding of your property in order to obtain a reduction in your Council…

Hants Police feel the pinch…

Hampshire Police Authority have set the budget for policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in 2012/13. At their meeting on 14th February, the policing budget was set at £305.6 million That figure includes a Government grant of £3 million for agreeing to freeze the policing component of Council Tax, meaning that for a Band D…

Fire & Rescue hold Council Tax

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Logo

For the second year running Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority has agreed a budget which will see its portion of Council tax frozen. For a Band D property, the council tax remains at £61.38, equivalent to £1.18 per week. The cost of providing fire and rescue services across Hampshire is £70.5 million this year,  up…

Pickles: Stop bailing out second home owners!!!

Wealthy Eastleigh residents who own second homes may soon lose the discounts they get on their Council Tax bill in legislation that the Department of Communities and Local Government is expected to announce later today. Lib Dem controlled Eastleigh Borough Council currently gives a 10% discount on the Council Tax due on second homes –…

Priorities and Choices

“It’s about priorities and choices” said Council Leader Keith House as he delivered his blueprint for dealing with a £800k shortfall in government funding while presenting this year’s budget to the council. In a wide ranging speech he detailed how the property market would deliver an income stream through commercial rentals and through payments from…

Civic Offices Could Go

Eastleigh council boss Keith House has outlined his plans for implementing the cuts announced in the comprehensive spending review – plans which could include selling the current civic offices as part of an austerity drive. In a statement delivered to council on Thursday, Mr House sought to assure members and residents that the council could…

Council’s ‘Good News’ budget

Details of Eastleigh Borough Council’s budget for 2010 have been revealed by the leader of the Council , Keith House.  In a largely ‘good news’ pre-election budget speech the Lib Dem Leader revealed he planned to make 50% efficiency savings without any cuts to services or staff redundancies and that Council Tax increases would continue…