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Council tax on a Band D property in Rutland will pay £1,773 to the county council - a rise of 3.99 per cent for 2020/21

Rutlanders living in the average Band D property will pay £1,773 to the county council in the coming financial year.

This represents an increase of £68 compared to last year.

A 3.99 per cent increase was approved unanimously by councillors at a special meeting on Monday to support a budget of £38.9million for 2020/21.

Rutland County Council (30314030)
Rutland County Council (30314030)

This will pay for services that include road maintenance, bin collections,library services, fostering and adoption, school transport and care for older people.

Gordon Brown, deputy leader at Rutland County Council, said: “As a county, Rutland has lost nearly £3million of government funding in just five years.

“Meanwhile our costs have risen sharply because of inflation and growing demand for adult and children’s social care.

“This is forcing us to choose between raising council tax to protect services or making cutbacks that will affect families.”

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