RICHMONDSHIRE COUNCIL TAX SET TO INCREASE
- Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:08
Richmondshire District Council looks set to increase its Council Tax for the District’s 23,257 households.
The Council’s Corporate Board have this week agreed to increase its Council Tax by £5 (Band D properties) to £206.40 for 2017/18.
The final central government financial settlement, expected shortly, is likely to be in line with the four-year settlement agreed last year by the Government.
Councillor Yvonne Peacock, Leader of the Council said: “We are pleased that the Government has stuck to its promise of providing certainty through the four year settlement. The Council has managed to make savings though efficiencies in this time of continued reducing government grants which has helped to keep the use of reserves to a minimum.”
Corporate Board members also approved a reduced budget, from £6,274,970 in 2016/17, to £6,046,600 for 2017/18 – agreeing to use £138,000 from the council taxpayers reserve to balance the budget.
Members of Full Council will agree the Council Tax level and budget on 21 February.
This increase applies only to Richmondshire District Council’s tax requirement. The actual increase to a householder’s bill may be greater subject to any increases applied by North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and local Town/Parish Councils. We arrange the billing and collection of Council Tax on behalf of all these authorities.