South Holland

Senior South Holland councillors approve 2.83% tax increase

South Holland District Councillors will be asked to approve a 2.83% increase in its council tax at full council on Tuesday.

The authority’s leaders yesterday (Tuesday) approved the rise, which will take costs for a Band D property up by £4.95 a year to £179.73.

Bosses at the council said the move will raise £5 million but have previously reminded people that half of it will go to the four internal drainage boards covering the district.

The extra money could be on top of Lincolnshire County Council’s 3.95% hike (1.5% general rate plus 2% for adult social care).

The rise will equate to £45 a year on Band D properties – totalling a tax bill of £1,337.58.

Meanwhile, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones has been given the go ahead for a 4.1% increase – a rise of £9.99 – taking the police precept to £251.37.

Across the three, it means the rise totals £59.94 and will leave Band D properties paying a grand total of £1,768.68.


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