FHDC look set to have highest Council Tax in Kent for eighteenth year in a row

On the 24 February 2021,  Report A/20/08 will go before Folkestone & Hythe District Council  Full Council at 7pm.

This report concludes the budget setting process for 2021/22. It sets out recommendations for setting the council tax after taking into account the district’s council tax requirement (including town and parish council requirements and special expenses in respect of the Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Grounds Charity), the precepts of Kent County Council, the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner and the Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Service.

This report makes clear those who live in New Romney, whose Cllrs are Patricia Rolfe (Con) and David Wimble (Ind) will pay most – if voted through – in Council Tax taking into account KCC, Kent Police, Kent Fire & Rescue plus Town and District precept.

The report also makes it clear it has the highest Town/Parish precept as well.

If the rates as set out in the report are passed by full Council on the 24th Feb, it will mean that Folkestone & Hythe District Council will have had the highest council tax for any district in Kent for eighteen years in a row.

Band D council tax is the standard measure of council tax (all other bands are set as a proportion of the Band D) and is the council tax payable on a Band D dwelling occupied as a main residence by at least two adults, after any reductions due to discounts, exemptions or local council tax support schemes.

If you are having issues with your Council Tax then we advise you contact the Council as soon as possible as there are a number of discounts available.

If you believe you Council Tax rate is too high then you can by law challenge this via the Valuation Tribunal Service.

If you are having problems paying your Council Tax, then contact:

or if you can afford to pay:

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2 Comments on FHDC look set to have highest Council Tax in Kent for eighteenth year in a row

  1. Now if our Council collected the council tax it was owed e.g. £51,000 from Michael Stainer’s company, Hallam Estates, and from their dodgy holiday lets, to say nothing about the £95K they might have to repay to the DBEIS for losing £95K in grants to the aforesaid crook, we might all be better off.

  2. Well said Eddy. In spite of these debts Stainer’s were filed in the too hard file. Yet minor debtors were pursued.Could this have anything to do with funny handshakes.

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