South Kesteven

South Kesteven council proposes 3.15% council tax hike

South Kesteven District Council will propose a council tax hike of 3.15% for the next financial year.

The increase would see council tax rise by £5 for the average Band D property in the district to £163.62.

As part of its budget plans, the authority proposes to raise around £7.8 million in council tax.

Senior councillors are expected to back the hike at a cabinet meeting on February 18 before the plan goes before full council.

Meanwhile, Lincolnshire County Council is set to confirm a hike in its share of council tax next week.

A council tax increase is on the cards in South Kesteven and across Lincolnshire.

The authority is expected to back a 3.5% increase, a rise of £45 on last year.

Council leader, Martin Hill, said the budget was “positive” and will help to “protect frontline services”.

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones also saw his proposed 4.1% tax rise supported.

The county’s police and crime panel gave the go-ahead to increase Lincolnshire Police’s share of council tax last Friday (February 7).

The hike in the rate equates to £9.99 for a Band D property.

Mr Jones said the force was “in a better position” now than last year.


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