Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB This site only uses cookies in order to collect anonymous usage data for Google Analytics and StatCounter. By using this site we assume that you are happy to receive cookies.
Charnwood Borough Council is proposing to raise its share of council tax by 9p a week for a Band D property. The proposed increase would see the annual charge for an average Band D property rise £5 (4.46 per cent) to £117.09 from 1 April 2018. It is also being proposed to keep the Loughborough Special Rate, paid by residents of Loughborough and the equivalent of a parish precept in villages, at the same rate, £74.97. The Council’s cabinet will consider the draft budget plans on Thursday 15 February with its recommendation due to go before full council on Monday 26 February. Local Southfields councillor Paul Mercer commented: “The controlling Conservative group on Charnwood Borough Council has always pursued a policy of protecting front-line services while keeping council tax as low as possible. Charnwood currently has the 22nd lowest council tax charge out of 201 district councils in the country and it is a reflection of our prudent and responsible approach towards finances that has enabled us to deliver this highly-efficient service to residents.” Councillor Tom Barkley, Lead Member for Finance and Property Services, added: “We are proposing an increase to our local element of council tax for this year.  We do not do this lightly, but our funding from central Government is shrinking and we’re committed to maintaining our frontline services, so we need to find extra revenue.  In order to balance the books for 2018/19 we are planning to use some of our reserves, but they are in good health as we’ve built them up in previous years. As ever, the Council aims to run as efficiently as possible and we regularly review our position. We will put this proposal before cabinet and full council in the next few weeks.” Council tax pays for a range of services provided by Charnwood Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council, Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue and the parish council where you live (or Charnwood Borough Council for people in Loughborough). The Charnwood element accounts for less than 10 per cent of the total bill.
Conservatives to keep tax rise to just 9p a week
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
CONSERVATIVES TO KEEP TAX RISE TO JUST 9P A WEEK
Charnwood Borough Council is proposing to raise its share of council tax by 9p a week for a Band D property. The proposed increase would see the annual charge for an average Band D property rise £5 (4.46 per cent) to £117.09 from 1 April 2018. It is also being proposed to keep the Loughborough Special Rate, paid by residents of Loughborough and the equivalent of a parish precept in villages, at the same rate, £74.97. The Council’s cabinet will consider the draft budget plans on Thursday 15 February with its recommendation due to go before full council on Monday 26 February. Local Southfields councillor Paul Mercer commented: “The controlling Conservative group on Charnwood Borough Council has always pursued a policy of protecting front-line services while keeping council tax as low as possible. Charnwood currently has the 22nd lowest council tax charge out of 201 district councils in the country and it is a reflection of our prudent and responsible approach towards finances that has enabled us to deliver this highly-efficient service to residents.” Councillor Tom Barkley, Lead Member for Finance and Property Services, added: “We are proposing an increase to our local element of council tax for this year.  We do not do this lightly, but our funding from central Government is shrinking and we’re committed to maintaining our frontline services, so we need to find extra revenue.  In order to balance the books for 2018/19 we are planning to use some of our reserves, but they are in good health as we’ve built them up in previous years. As ever, the Council aims to run as efficiently as possible and we regularly review our position. We will put this proposal before cabinet and full council in the next few weeks.” Council tax pays for a range of services provided by Charnwood Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council, Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue and the parish council where you live (or Charnwood Borough Council for people in Loughborough). The Charnwood element accounts for less than 10 per cent of the total bill.
This site only uses cookies in order to collect anonymous usage data for Google Analytics and StatCounter. By using this site we assume that you are happy to receive cookies.