Maldon District Council tax precept could rise

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Maldon District Council will set its council tax precept this week Maldon District Council will set its council tax precept this week

Taxpayers could face another rise in the precept paid to Maldon District Council as it tries to cope on 41 per cent less money from central government than five years ago.

Councillors will decide on Thursday whether or not to approve a 1.85 per cent increase in the precept, equivalent to £176.24 a year for a Band D property or an increase of £3.20 a year.

It is below the two per cent level at which a referendum would have to be held.

The precept was raised by 1.99 per cent last year and frozen the previous year.

Officers said the rise is necessary to protect frontline services and make up for the shortfall in core funding.

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3:42pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

There is no excuse for any council tax rise! We are all suffering and in these times of austerity; no tax rise should be above inflation as our pay is going up by less than inflation!
There is no excuse for any council tax rise! We are all suffering and in these times of austerity; no tax rise should be above inflation as our pay is going up by less than inflation! Jack222

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