Reform Council Tax, say Lib Dems

Councillors Roger Price and Jim Forrest

Fareham’s Council Tax is to rise beyond the inflation rate for the fourth year running.

The council meeting on February 20 agreed a Council Tax of £160.22 per Band D property for 20190-20, a  rise of £5 compared to the current year.

Lib Dem councillors reluctantly supported the rise to prevent cuts in services. But group leader Roger Price urged the Council to consider other means of raising finance.

His deputy JIm Forrest called on the Council to lobby the Westminster government for changes to make the tax system fairer.

You can see their speeches in the Budget debate here:

Roger Price

Jim Forrest

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