Council tax was introduced in April 1993. The amount of council tax payable on a property depends on which council tax band it is in and also the eligibility to discounts, exemptions and local council tax support.
The rules in the Council Tax referendum are used as a reference to calculate the local Council Tax. According to these rules, Portsmouth City Council is an Adult Social Care Authority, which means it’s able to charge extra on Council Tax.
- For 2023/24 Portsmouth City Council has been able to increase council tax by up to 4.99% (2% for spending on adult social care, and 2.99% for other spending) without the need for a local referendum.
- At the Full Council meeting of 28th February 2023, Portsmouth City Council agreed a 4.99% increase, made up of a 2.99% increase of general services, and a 2% increase for adult social care.