Council Tax Charges 2019-20

Winchester City Council has agreed that there should be no increase in district Council Tax for 2019/20; the Band D Council Tax will remain at £138.92 for 2019/20 in order to meet the estimates of expenditure for services administered by the Council.

  • How is each £1 spent?

    In 2019/20 it will be: Hampshire County Council – 71.24p, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire – 11.60p,  Winchester City Council – 8.00p, Parishes – 5.26p, and Hampshire Fire and Rescue 3.90p.

  • Priorities

    In order to meet the challenges of government grant reductions the City Council needs to become self-sufficient in generating funding to ensure that service levels are maintained. 


    In facing these challenges the Council is concentrating on four main areas:


    • Housing
    • Environment
    • Business
    • Health and Happiness


    This information is about the Winchester City Council element of council tax. Your council tax bill also includes amounts for Hampshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority, and, your parish or town council.

    For further details relating to the non Winchester City Council elements of council tax, please follow the below links

  • Government information about the adult social care precept

    The Government requires all councils with adult social care responsibilities to publish the text below on their council tax information web page. Please note that Hampshire County Council’s adult social care precept has not increased this year.

    “The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has made an offer to adult social care authorities*. The offer is the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the option of charging this “precept” at an appropriate level in each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019-20.”

    *“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

  • Adult Social Care Precept on your Council Tax Bill

    Please visit the Hampshire County Council website to understand the amounts shown on your Council Tax bill for Adult Social Care:

    Also, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, who are responsible for the legislation, published some questions and answers last year about how the adult social care precept is shown on council tax bills.