Rise in council tax bills
Published on: 28 Feb 2016
PEOPLE in South Gloucestershire can expect a rise in their council tax bills of about 3.99 per cent from next month.
It’s made up of a 1.99 per cent general increase and a further 2 per cent ring fenced to fund adult social care.
The increase – the first for five years - is designed to help protect council services as funding from central government is reduced. It means that the average charge for a Band D property for the South Gloucestershire Council element of the total council tax will be £1,295.
Household bills also include precepts from the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Fire Authority and most of the 47 town and parish councils.
South Gloucestershire’s revenue budget for 2016-17 has been set at £185.2 million following extensive public consultation.
Council leader Matthew Riddle, said: “The budget the council has approved is a balance between the resources we have available and the services we provide as a council, which our residents and businesses rely upon.”
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