Details of our council tax charges for 2023/24.
Our share of the council tax has risen by £6.56 a year for a Band D property. This works out to 13p extra a week (2.99%). This is a slightly higher increase than last year, which was £5 for the year.
This year's increase will generate an extra £252,202 in 2023/24 towards services, taking into account the extra number of homes in Aldershot and Farnborough.
Charges for 2023/24
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Adult social care
The amount of council tax set by Hampshire County Council includes an extra charge, known as a precept, to be spent exclusively on adult social care services. For a Band D property this is £191.72 Please visit the county council's adult social care precept page for more information and how this precept is calculated.
As part of our council tax information, the government has told us that we must provide the following text about the adult social care precept:
"The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has made an offer to adult social care authorities. ("Adult social care authorities" are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)
"The offer was the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional "precept" on its council tax without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care from the financial year 2016-17. It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons."
Adult social care explained
In 2015, the government created the adult social care precept, which allows councils who provide social care to adults to charge an additional amount for council tax from 2016. The precept is part of council tax rather than a specific service charge and therefore it is not linked to whether or not you receive social care services.
As the collecting authority, we collect this precept on behalf of Hampshire County Council, which is responsible for calculating the precept. It is a government requirement that this precept is shown as a separate line on your bill and that the cumulative figure is shown. All billing authorities use a similar methodology nationally.