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2018/19 Council tax and spending explained

Our new One Organisational Plan from 2017-2020 underpins how we will continue to transform to meet the changing needs of our communities. We are doing so while having to make an extra £67 million in savings by 2020.

We have streamlined our priorities and are focusing on helping people remain safe, healthy and independent. This includes concentrating resources on:

  • those most in need;
  • people in receipt of social care; and
  • our young people, particularly those in care.
This activity needs to be underpinned by a strong economy, our second priority.

Our share of council tax has risen by 4.99%. This comprises a basic 2.99% rise as well as an extra 2% increase that the government allows us to levy to help us fund social care. So, for a Band D property, the annual Council Tax bill is now £1,363.68, an increase of £1.25 per week on 2017/2018's bill.

Find out more about the reasons for this increase and how your council tax will be spent.