Three Rivers District Council’s budget, passed last night, continues protecting services despite the ongoing financial pressures from Government cuts.
Councillor Matthew Bedford, Lead member for Resources and Shared Services said: “We are aware of the financial burdens faced by many of our residents. The Council Tax being one of them, therefore, we have proposed a small increase in Council Tax of £5.
“On average this is less than 10p per week for a Band D property. Inflation over the same 11-year period is more than 25 per cent, so Council Tax has gone up much less than other costs.”
Councillor Matthew Bedford added: “We carry on facing ongoing pressure on the Council’s finances. Revenue Support Grant from central Government will reduce to zero by 2019/20. We have made millions of pounds in efficiency savings and additional income over recent years, in order to protect council services. “
“We continue to plan more cost savings and generate income to ensure we can maintain and grow services that our residents value.