Council tax increased to help meet rising cost of adult social care in Kingston
Kingston Council has voted to support Kingston’s most vulnerable residents by raising council tax by 1.99% and levying a social care precept of 3%, which means that people living in most Band D properties will pay an extra £1.35 a week.
Kingston Council best in London for Council Tax collection
Kingston Council is the top performing local authority in London for council tax collection – which means even more money can be reinvested into the services that matter most to residents.
Unprecedented new government settlement for Kingston
Planned Council Tax increase to be reversed, following a new government grant settlement offering a better deal for Kingston.
Kingston launches drive to be a “more human” council by 2020
Government austerity cuts and rising needs of the vulnerable lead Council to balance reduction in spending with increases in Council Tax.
We need your views on proposed changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme
We have launched a public consultation on proposed changes to our Council Tax Reduction Scheme.
Supporting vulnerable residents through challenging times
Hundreds of Kingston households have been helped by our new Financial Inclusion Unit in its first nine months of operation.
£1.75 million rise in Council Tax and rent collection in Kingston
The latest financial results for the borough show that an additional £1.75m in rent and Council Tax has been collected, increasing the revenue we can feed back into essential frontline services.
Investing in local priorities and freezing Council Tax amid tough financial circumstances
We announced today that Council Tax will be frozen across the borough for the next financial year despite the need to find around £37million in savings over the next four years.
Benefit cheat gets suspended jail sentence for £14,000 fraud
A woman who worked as a council benefit claims assessor has been found guilty of dishonestly claiming almost £14,000 in housing and council tax benefits and handed a 12-week suspended jail sentence.
Former councillor admits benefits fraud
A former Kingston councillor has admitted falsely claiming more than £3,600 in benefits.
Council Tax single occupier discount – help us to check our records
Those who get 25 per cent off their Council Tax as single occupiers are being asked to declare if their circumstances have changed in an initiative to ensure discount are claimed by those entitled.
Council targets empty homes owners
Owners of homes left empty in Kingston face being forced to sell them or have them bought by the council in a bid to tackle homelessness, boost the local economy and reduce risks and nuisance.
Council Tax frozen, more money for vital services
Council Tax bills in Kingston are set to be frozen for the year ahead.
Jail for Kingston man over £4,000 unpaid council tax
A Kingston man who owes more than £4,000 in council tax is behind bars after failing to follow a court order to pay up.
New online services for Council Tax
We changed our online system in March 2013 – if you had an online account with us before this time your account will be on our old system and unfortunately it won’t work.