Council Tax booklet

Council Tax booklet 2022/2023

One of the most important tasks for the Council is to set a responsible budget for the year ahead. This is particularly difficult in an environment where inflation is high and the cost of living is going up across the board. We know these are challenging times for our residents. 

On your behalf, we are always stepping forward for Hounslow and we are very proud of what we have done in recent years to make this a fairer, greener and stronger borough. We have delivered 1,300 new council homes, secured over 4,000 training and apprenticeship opportunities and planted a tree for each child born in our borough. All of our schools are rated as good or outstanding, and we’ve given our businesses a boost through our £1million Shop Local voucher scheme. 

Now we want to build on those successes to ensure that our communities and businesses can continue to thrive when we emerge from the pandemic. In order to deliver on our priorities and meet growing demand for some services, we have decided this year to raise our portion of the Council Tax bill by 2.99%. 

The increase, which is below the rate of inflation, will help to fund all our vital services over the next 12 months, including those frontline teams which have been at the forefront of our work to support people through the pandemic. 

The rise also includes a 1% adult social care precept, which will help to fund support for adults who need care services. 

But we know that some residents will be concerned about rising bills, so our Council Tax Support Scheme is available to help those on lower incomes. There will also this year be a separate rebate for those with homes in Council Tax Bands A-D to help meet rising energy costs. 

On average our increase works out at about 77p per week – and we have considered this carefully, knowing every penny counts at the moment for hard pressed families. We are in the bottom third of councils nationally for Council Tax and we remain as committed as ever to delivering great value for money. 

 

Councillor Steve Curran 

Leader of Hounslow Council

 

Residents can manage their Council Tax account online

Register at www.hounslow.gov.uk/counciltax to check your bill, set up a direct debit, claim Council Tax Support or tell us about any changes to your circumstances.

Council Tax Booklet 2022/2023

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