Council tax: How much will you pay?

By Ross Findon

Thursday, February 27, 2014

 

RESIDENTS in Brading will pay the most council tax on the Isle of Wight in the coming year, while Newchurch homeowners will pay the least.

The Isle of Wight Council agreed last night to raise its part of the council tax by 1.99 per cent, in addition to a 1.99 per cent increase in the police precept and rises by parish and town councils.

Those figures have now been released and are published below, allowing Islanders to see exactly how much they will be paying next year.

Residents of Band D properties in Brading will pay £1,551.44 while in Newchurch the council tax bill for a Band D property will be £1486.19.

The Independent-led authority hopes town and parish councils will take on some of the services it can no longer afford to run, in light of the need to save £28 million due to government funding cuts.

We have produced a chart below to show how much town and parish councils have increased or decreased their precepts for the coming year.

Isle of Wight Council Tax changes

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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by Keven Ball

1st March 2014, at 11:52:57

I fully agree!

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by Keven Ball

1st March 2014, at 11:08:57

I best not vote then Kevin ;)

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by kevin froment

1st March 2014, at 07:25:51

next election, anyone with over £1,000,000 in the bank, dont vote for them

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by Keven Ball

28th February 2014, at 15:27:37

Glad to help D Gorman! :)

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by Mat Thomas

28th February 2014, at 02:09:20

Who wants to pay more tax? - no-one.
Do we want services?- of course we do.
Is the answer to outsource to PFI?- No it costs in the long term
Should we privatise more services?-No we end up paying shareholders too.
Should we trust localism?- Not really volunteers won't solve much and jobs go.
Should we hand most things over to Hampshire?-Not really it probably will cost more give jobs away and we will have to pay anyway and have no say on how it is done.

So what do we do? Not much, unless we rise against the Government who have caused the problem through cutting the grants.

There is no magic formula, no special gift funding from Europe or anywhere else. The answer is political and none of the political parties are willing to stand up and demand bankers and the rich pay, you have to do it yourself. Put up or shut up.

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by Keven Ball

27th February 2014, at 21:52:59

It is best to check what council band you are in before moving! Better areas have higher bands and thus meaning more expensive council taxes... No Neil you cannot have free council tax, why do you think that? Unless you claim benefits, but that is reduced never free? How odd?

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by sue allen

27th February 2014, at 21:26:57

The difference between Brading and Arreton over all bands is over £630 if you then work out the number of households in Brading, a huge amount of extra revenue is made. I'm curious to know where this money is going cos it certainly isn't obvious looking at the town.

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by Keven Ball

27th February 2014, at 21:19:23

"Council tax: How much will you pay?" _ Too much! On a serious note the rise will affect people but not too much, hopefully?

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by sue allen

27th February 2014, at 20:50:07

I think you have summed it up there. I dont think Brading is an affluent area, there's no forward thinking and most amenities shut down so what we are paying for I cant imagine unless it's jollies for the town council. I think a close look at their accounts is in order.

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by Wayne Spurge

27th February 2014, at 20:23:02

@Sue Allen can you explain logical thinking on this island? I personally think its **** about face and agree with your statement that Brading has little to offer. Get Brading town council on the job it will only take six months to put down the tea and cake and discuss real issues effecting the Island. Get the old ****s out no doubt wing commander floppsy ****psy on a high pension voted for it and Mayvis the magistrate thought it OK!!!Sue this people that run our lives need kicking into shape and unfortunately the steel toe cap will have to be used. Please vote at the next GE.

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