South Cambridgeshire district council's share of council tax set to rise by three per cent next year

SOUTH Cambridgeshire District Council s share of council tax is set to rise by three per cent next year. The district council s cabinet will meet next week to consider a recommendation to set their council tax precept at �115.46 for a band D property. Th

SOUTH Cambridgeshire District Council's share of council tax is set to rise by three per cent next year.

The district council's cabinet will meet next week to consider a recommendation to set their council tax precept at �115.46 for a band D property. This represents an increase of �3.36 a year, or three per cent.

Cllr Simon Edwards, portfolio holder for staffing and finance said: "In setting the budget for this year, and looking at our council tax levels, we've again had to perform a difficult balancing act.

"We want to maintain and improve services, but in the light of falling income, and increased demand for some of our services such as housing advice, this becomes extremely difficult. We're also very aware of the wider economic situation for all of our residents and want to keep the weight of council tax as light as possible."


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The district council has cut its budget by �2.2million for the next financial due to a reduction in income which it blames on the global economic slowdown.

Cambridgeshire County Council are also proposing a three per cent increase on their council tax levy, which is set to go up to �1,047.78 for a band D property, an increase of �30.51 a year.

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