Richmondshire District Council

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.

February 21, 2018

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