North Kesteven

North Kesteven leaders to approve 3.10% tax increase

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North Kesteven leaders are set to approve a 3.10% increase in council tax on Tuesday.

A meeting of the executive will be asked to approve the rise, which equates to a £4.95 increase for a Band D property.

It’s estimated to bring in an additional £184,600 for the authority.

A document before the councillors says: “The council will continue to face difficult times over the next three years, particularly due to the level of grant receivable from government.

“However, the council has balanced the next three years budget to 2021/22 through good budget management and the work of its Transformation and ExCITe programmes.”

In its budget, North Kesteven District Council will set a budget of £14,983,100 – £1.591 million higher than the 2018/19 budget.

The council will also agree a number of new savings, including a new pay award and structure, staff turnover, £200,000 revenue from developments and moving its utility and fuel costs.

Like many others, the council will have to deal with a number of Central Government changes, including a loss of business rates and revenue support grants.

However, it will continue to receive its New Homes Bonus and its Rural Service Delivery Grant – the latter receiving an extra £359,500.


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