Hampshire County Council Elections
[Mar 24, 2017]
The Hampshire County Council elections will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017
Basingstoke & Deane Today out now
22126 B&D Today homepage
[Mar 13, 2017]
The spring edition of our residents' newspaper Basingstoke & Deane Today is being distributed to homes throughout the borough.
Work to be carried out at Crabtree Plantation car park
[Feb 17, 2017]
Please be aware that landscape improvements to Crabtree Plantation car park are due to be carried out from late February until late March.
Basingstoke Festival 2017
Basingstoke Festival 2017 BDBC homepage_2
[Jan 19, 2017]
The sixth Basingstoke Festival returns this summer from Friday 16 June to Sunday 9 July with a 'Born in the borough' theme.

Expect international acts, local talent and a celebration of Jane Austen's life and works to mark the 200th anniversary of her death.
£25m regeneration fund launched to support local growth.
Invest to grow carousel
[Nov 09, 2016]
The Invest to Grow Fund will support a wide range of commercial, regeneration, property and infrastructure projects within the Basingstoke and Deane Council area.
Temporary absence
[Sep 25, 2016]
From 28 July 2016 the rules regarding temporary absence from the home have changed. If you are travelling outside of Great Britain (including trips to Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) for a period of more than four weeks you may not be entitled to continue to receive housing benefit. You must inform the benefits section if you, your partner or someone else who normally lives with you (such as a grown up son/daughter) is travelling outside of Great Britain for more than four weeks.
Freezing of local housing allowance rates
[Aug 04, 2016]
As announced in the summer budget, local housing allowance rates will be frozen for the next four years. From April 2016 the rates will remain at the April 2015 rate or will be set at the 30th percentile of local rates if this figure is lower. The new rates were published on 29 January 2016.
Abolition of the family premium
[Aug 04, 2016]
From 1 May 2016 the family premium will no longer be awarded as part of the applicable amount. This means that the amount of money that the government determines that your household needs to live on will no longer include an amount for having dependent children. This will reduce the level of income at which maximum housing benefit can be paid. (If you are in receipt of a passported benefit such as income support, income based jobseekers allowance, income related employment and support allowance or guaranteed pension credit, then full housing benefit entitlement, subject to usual deductions, will continue).

If you are already in receipt of housing benefit on 30 April 2016, and you are responsible for a child or young person then this change will not affect your claim until you have a break in your claim or you cease to be responsible for a child or young person.
Maximum period for backdated claim is reduced to one month
[Aug 04, 2016]
From April 2016 the maximum period that a claim for housing benefit can be backdated to reduced from six months to one month.
Invest in Basingstoke
BDBC homepage_b
[Jan 07, 2016]
Built for Business. From our earliest origins, Basingstoke has been driven by commerce; a desire to increase prosperity and develop our town’s industry and infrastructure.
Enterprise Growth Hub
BDBC Homepage_growth hub
[Jan 07, 2016]
Aimed at businesses looking to succeed in the Enterprise M3 area, the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub is an expert advice and resource network which helps business achieve results quickly through a personal, tailored service focused on Growth.
Borough Business Partnership
BBP meeting
[Jan 07, 2016]
The group is made up of key businesses, large employers, business support organisations and people from the business community with a genuine interest in what direction the council should be heading.

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