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NFDC sets 10p per week rise in district's council tax

At their council meeting on 25 February, New Forest District Councillors set the NFDC element of the council tax at £173.36 (for an average band D property), an increase of £5.00 or 2.97% on last year. This represents 9.8% of the total council tax bill for an average band D property. Residents in the New Forest began receiving their council tax bills for 2019/20 from 11 March 2019.

Commenting on the NFDC element of the total council tax bill, Council Leader Councillor Barry Rickman said: "We think long and hard before raising our element of Council Tax, but an increase is necessary to ensure that we can carry on providing local services such as refuse collection, recycling, planning, environmental health, street cleaning and homelessness prevention. The rise in the District Council's part of householders' council tax bills of less than 10p per week for a band D property continues to meet our aim of providing quality, value for money services for the community at a fair and reasonable cost."

Total council tax for an average band D property in the New Forest has been set at £1,765.32 p.a., an increase of 4.22% from 2018/19. We collect the total amount, then split it between the following organisations:

How your total Council Tax bill is divided between authorities

 £% of total
Hampshire County Council1,149.7765.1%
Hampshire County Council adult social care precept87.104.9%
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service67.713.9%
New Forest District Council173.369.8%
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire201.4611.4%
Town/Parish Council (average)85.924.9%
 1,765.32100%

Further advice and information for residents on how to pay their council tax is included on the reverse of their bills, and is also available at newforest.gov.uk/counciltax 

Published: 13 Mar 2019
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