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Increase in council tax for Three Rivers residents

 Published on: 25th February 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

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.

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