A list of all of the levels of local precept tax around the Isle of Wight has become available.
The apparent zero council tax increase which has been highlighted by the Isle of Wight council recently doesn’t mean that overall council tax bills won’t be going up.
While the IWC part of the council tax remains the same, many Parish and Town Council’s across the Island are increasing their precepts to cope with providing services that the IWC have decided to cut.
Are IWC offloading non-statutory duties?
There is no limit to what increase the precept can rise by.
Some people feel the IWC is offloading some of their non-statutory duties onto the Town and Parishes, while not reducing the council tax they collect to provide these services.
As a result, quite a few Town and Parish precepts have gone up.
Ryde tops the table
An example being towns such as Ryde (population 30,000), whose precept has gone up to £319,800 to help fund Waterside Pool, the Tourist information Centre and the lifeguards that patrol the beach.
Ventnor precept has dropped slightly to £135,000, despite attempts to significantly lower the price – with the closure of Winter Gardens and stalling plans for a 20mph speed limit through the town centre.
Shanklin’s precepts have also risen drastically to an amount of £127,980.50 due to have to make arrangements around the closure of the library; tourist information; toilet closures in Chine Bluff and Skew Bridge, and numerous other issues.
Total precept collected by the town or village
|Parish and Town Council||Parish & Town Council Precept (£)||Parish and Town Council Precept Band D Property (£)||Isle of Wight Council Band D Property (£)||Hampshire Police Authority Band D Property (£)||Total Council Tax Band D Property (£)|
|Nettlestone & Seaview||29,910.00||17.47||1,289.80||146.25||1,453.52|
|Niton & Whitwell||12,200.00||12.38||1,289.80||146.25||1,448.43|
|Havenstreet & Ashey||7,778.00||22.10||1,289.80||146.25||1,458.15|