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)
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March 2017: With this year's council tax bill is a leaflet, 'Council Tax Explained'. Please answer a few questions to tell us what you thought of the information, and enter the prize draw.
Leaflet front (showing how each £1 you pay is divided between organisations)
Watch a two-minute animation explaining your council tax bill:Two minute video to explain council tax bill 2017
Prize draw terms and conditions: Council tax explained leaflet prize draw terms and conditions 2017 [225kb]
Read the leaflet : Text from council tax explained leaflet 2017
View pdf of the council tax leaflet: Council tax explained leaflet 2017 [1Mb]
20 March 2017: 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 licencing. This was not made clear in the leaflet / on the video and we apologise for omitting that information.