Home   News   Article

Council wants views on rate rise

South Kesteven District Council news.
South Kesteven District Council news.

A council has asked people whether they want a tax increase or not.

South Kesteven District Council has set up a survey to help prepare its budget for 2015/2016.

The council has given people two options. The first would be an increase of two per cent on its part of the council tax bill, which would equate to a rise of £2.79 per year or 5p per week for a band D property. The increase would generate an extra £126,000 for the council.

The second option is to freeze its rates in exchange for a one-off Government grant of £63,000, equivalent to a one per cent tax increase.

People can have their say by completing the online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/consultation-counciltax by Sunday.

For more information call 01476 40 60 80 or e-mail consultation@southkesteven.gov.uk

Last week Lincolnshire County Council proposed a tax increase of 1.9 per cent for the year 2015/16 on its portion of the tax. The rise would bring in an extra £4.2m for the next financial year and would help make up a shortfall of £67m.

Rutland County Council wants to freeze its rates for the fifth year in a row. It will spend £150,000 over the next two years to ensure the county’s fire service remains at its current level.


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More