Council tax bills set to go up 5%

Published on: 24 Feb 2017

SOUTH Gloucestershire Council has voted to put up council tax bills by 4.99 per cent from April.

This is made up of a 1.99 per cent general increase plus a further 3 per cent specifically for adult social care.

It means that the average charge for a Band D property for the South Gloucestershire Council element of the total council tax bill will be £1,359.62.Final bills will include increased precepts from the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Fire Authority and most town and parish councils.

Increases are necessary to try to protect services as funding from central government is reduced. 

The council's £193.25 revenue budget was debated and passed following extensive public consultation, with 70 per cent agreeing a rise was needed.

 

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