Council Tax booklet 2019/2020
For many families in the borough, trying to make ends meet has been very difficult. With the financial cuts being imposed on us by the Government, and austerity continuing, we therefore have no choice but to raise the council tax this year.
This still means we have to make difficult choices on how we spend your money. Over a decade of unprecedented cuts by the Government has resulted in £147m being cut from our budget since 2010. This year, the end of the Revenue Support Grant, and reduction of the Business Rate Growth retention by 25 per cent, means we need to save a further £9m compared with 2018 in real terms.
We will continue to invest in the services that are important to residents and businesses, and to make savings where we can. Our new Corporate Plan sets out the improvements we plan to make and how they will benefit you.
One way you can help is by managing your Council Tax account online - you can check your bill, set up a direct debit, claim Council Tax Support or tell us about changes to your circumstances. Managing your Council Tax account online saves you and us time and money.
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.
For more information, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/counciltax