One of the least welcome letters of the year has arrived, the council tax bill. Hastings Borough Council has again opted for the maximum increase they can implement without a referendum having to be called locally to ask voters if they support the increase.
Hastings council tax is high compared to other local authorities locally. Based on a band D property, neighbouring Rother District Council is about £100 a year cheaper to live in. Our nearest city, Brighton, is also about £100 a year cheaper to live in.