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4% increase in Rushcliffe part of Council Tax

3 March 2017

Rushcliffe Borough Council approved budget plans which will see its Council Tax increase by 4% in 2017/18 at its Council meeting last night (2 March).

The rise represents an increase of just 9 pence per week for an average band D property, ensuring Rushcliffe’s Council Tax remains amongst the lowest in the country - and the lowest in Nottinghamshire.

The Council Tax increase is part of much wider budget plans approved last night, which include more flexible car parking charges in West Bridgford and capital schemes committed to housing and employment growth in Cotgrave, Bingham and Newton.

Councillor Neil Clarke, Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council said:

“Times continue to be tough for councils across the country, as they play their part in the Government’s efforts to reduce the overall budget deficit. Our budget is designed to help us meet our financial challenges ‘head-on’ to make sure that we continue to deliver high quality services efficiently for Rushcliffe’s residents.”

Although Rushcliffe Borough Council collects Council Tax, it only keeps around 10% of the amount, including what is then paid out to town or parish councils where relevant. The rest is split between Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and these organisations have also increased their portion of the Council Tax this coming year.

Residents can find out more about where their Council Tax goes at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/counciltax/whereyourcounciltaxgoes/

The table below illustrates the Council Tax increases approved by each of the major precepting bodies. It also shows the new average weekly and yearly Council Tax levels.

 Based on Band D

 

Increase

New Weekly (£)

New Yearly (£)

 

%

Amount

Increase

Amount

Increase

Notts County Council

1.75

24.78

0.44

1,288.43

22.59

Notts County Council – Adult Social Care precept

3.0

1.22

0.74

63.54

38.72

Rushcliffe Borough Council

4.0

2.46

0.10

127.89

4.95

Notts Police

1.95

3.53

0.07

183.42

3.51

Notts Fire

1.95

1.45

0.03

75.29

1.44

             

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