Richmondshire District Councillors look set to keep council tax rises to a minimum this year by holding the increase at 2.42%- which at £5 matches the 2017 rise and is lower than the 2.99% maximum rise.
The authority’s Corporate Board have this week (Tuesday February 20) agreed to increase it by £5 for a Band D property - to £211.40 .
Councillor Yvonne Peacock, Leader of the Council said: “The income from council tax underpins all our priorities and enables us to maintain the delivery of our services. However we have still managed to make savings - through efficiencies - in this time of continually reducing government grants. This keeps council tax at a low level and means we can keep the use of our reserves to a minimum.”
Corporate Board members also approved a budget of £5,985,900 for 2018/19 – agreeing to use £18,150 from the council taxpayers reserve to support it.
Members of Full Council will consider the council tax level and budget on 27 February.
- This increase applies only to Richmondshire District Council’s tax requirement. The actual increase to a householder’s bill will be greater once 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
- Richmondshire District Council is responsible for the billing and collection of council tax on behalf of all these authorities
February 21, 2018