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Council tax

Council Tax

Council Tax contributes to the funding of the services we provide, together with services provided by Hampshire County Council, local town and parish councils, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, and the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner. Central Government gives every council a Revenue Support Grant, based on the needs, resources and population of the local area. However, this is never enough to finance all the services. To make up the difference each Billing Authority charges Council Tax. (scroll down page for topic links)

Watch a two-minute animation explaining your council tax bill:Two minute video to explain council tax bill 2017

PDF of 'Council Tax Explained' leaflet: adobe icon Council Tax explained leaflet [2Mb]

Please note: Further to the council tax leaflet and video information - We provide some services where the costs are covered by the income charged to service users, rather than funded via council tax.  Examples of these services include; beach huts, boat moorings, building control, car parks, and taxi licensing.  This was not made clear in the leaflet / on the video and we apologise for omitting that information. 


Contact Us Pay online Direct Debit Logo Tell us you are moving
How to contact usPay onlinePaying by Direct DebitTo tell us about a change of address
Thinking of buying a property? Council Tax 2014/15 Claiming a discount if you live on your own How to make a claim?
Thinking of buying a property?
How to check if the Council Tax band could change?
2017/18 council tax rates and details about how the money we collect is spentComplete the Single Person Discount Review formReduction scheme for persons on a low income
Claiming a discount if you live on your own Student Discount Review   
Claiming single person discount for the first timeStudent Discount Review form  
Updated: 12 Dec 2017
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