COUNCIL tax in the New Forest is set to rise by nearly three per cent.

New Forest District Council (NFDC) confirmed that band D properties would pay £188.36 per year in council tax during 2022/23.

That represents an increase of £5 and 2.73 per cent compared to 2021/22.

Other organisations have also set their Council Tax amounts, and the total bill, for an average Band D property in the district, will be £1,987.99.

NFDC are advising people who may have difficulty paying council tax to contact them straight away to see what help and support is available, by calling 01590 646111 or emailing


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