South Holland District Council proposes 3.03% tax rise

South Holland District Council wants to raise its share of council tax by 3.03% to make up for central government funding cuts.

The SDHC Full Council will meet in Spalding on Wednesday, February 28, to approve the budget for 2018-19.

Band D properties will be asked to pay £169.83 a year, a rise of £4.99 compared with 2017-18.

The council is also predicting making savings worth £1.1 million by 2019-20.

Jane Crosby, head of finance at South Holland District Council, said: “The ongoing budget position has arisen largely as a direct result of the reduction and then loss of funding from the government.

“The council has a number of future projects which are being developed which will provide opportunities to address future funding pressures.

“These include further reviews of the council’s services and assets including further co-location opportunities, potential joint venture opportunities, income from commercial investments, and a review of fees and charges.”