Council tax for a typical Band D home in Portsmouth will be £1,882.35 from April – a rise of about £60 for 2022-23 compared with the previous financial year.
This figure includes separate funding amounts for Hampshire Police and the county fire and rescue service. A percentage of the tax is allocated solely for adult social care.
For the year, residents in Band D homes will pay £1384.53 for other city council services, £185.93 for adult social care, £236.46 for the police and £75.43 for the fire service.
Totals for the council tax bands are: A – £1254.90; B – £1464.05; C – £1673.20; D – £1882.35; E – £2300.65; F – £2718.94; G – £3137.25; H – £3764.70.
After ten years of funds from the Government towards council costs being successively reduced, which led to more than £100m of savings having to be made by the council in that period, only £2m of economies have to be made for 2022-23 and it is hoped none will be needed in the following financial year.
To ease personal budgets, the Government is giving a £150 rebate on council tax for residents in bands A to D.
There will also be a discretionary fund for households in need but which are not eligible for the council tax rebate.