Fareham Borough Council’s share of tax will remain the same

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FAREHAM council’s share of council tax will be frozen for a seventh year running.

The move was signed off by council leader Sean Woodward at a meeting of the executive last night.

Cllr Woodward said: ‘We are operating under reduced budgets and reduced funding as we predicted four year ago.

‘Over the life of this government half of our funding has been removed. The difference with us and other local authorities is that we have prepared for it.’

He signed off the 2015/16 budget which will see residents in a Band D property pay £140.22 a year for borough council services - which will be added to charges from Hampshire County Council, the police and the fire service.

Cllr Woodward said the savings are equivalent to 22 per cent when compared with the rate of inflation over the same period of time.