EASTLEIGH residents are set to benefit from a council tax cut for the 17th consecutive year.

The Eastleigh Borough Council has announced that for the 17th year in a row, there will be a real term cut in its council tax.

It's been confirmed that the real term cut is 1% below December’s published Consumer Price Index for Council Tax in 2020-21, and only 7.5% of the total council tax bill for Eastleigh residents will go to the council.

This year, the average Eastleigh Borough Council element for a Band D household will cost £129.91, meaning this comes out at just under £2.50 per week.

Council leader, Keith House, said: "Our Council Tax for this year represents a real terms cut for 17 years in a row and this will continue for another three years making two decades of real term cuts for our residents.”

He added, “We are providing high quality, value-for-money services whilst not increasing the Eastleigh Borough Council element of your Council Tax. We believe this to be an unequalled record and commitment anywhere in the country, whilst at the same time avoiding significant reductions in our frontline services.”