Northwood residents are being invited to have their say on proposed changes to the Hillingdon Council budget.
The council has proposed a council tax and social care precept increase of 4.99 per cent, as well as increasing fees and charges towards full cost recovery for discretionary services used by residents.
Core council tax will increase by 2.99 per cent and a levy of two per cent to fund social care will also be charged (income that is ringfenced to fund residents’ adult social care). In practice, this equates to a total increase of £1.21 a week for a Band D property.
However, the council says that even after these increase residents are set to pay amongst the lowest levels of council tax in outer London and the lowest fees and charges per capita of any other authority in London.
Cllr Martin Goddard, Hillingdon Council’s cabinet member for finance, said: “We know that these increases will be unwelcome news in the face of the cost-of-living crisis but the reality is that despite them, Hillingdon residents will continue to get a better deal than many in London and beyond due to the council’s proven track record in sound financial planning and commitment to putting them first.”
The deadline to submit feedback is Sunday, January 29. To have your say, head to www.hillingdon.gov.uk/budget-consultation