Council Tax Increase Hits 15-Year Low

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Council Tax Increase Hits 15-Year Low

Cotswold District Council has just announced its lowest Council Tax increase for 15 years.

A meeting of the Cotswold District Council Cabinet on 11 February voted unanimously to recommend a Council Tax increase of 2.3%, the lowest increase since 1994-95. Members agreed that careful management of finances and various cost-cutting initiatives had made it possible to introduce a lower rise than anticipated, matching the small increase recommended at County Council level.

Commenting on the increase, Leader of the Council Lynden Stowe said: "We were determined to keep costs down and this is proof that it is do-able, even against a backdrop of a severe economic downturn.

"What this means in real terms is that an average Band D Council taxpayer only has to find an additional 6p a week compared to last year. Obviously, we need to continue finding savings within the Council and I am hopeful that initiatives such as our joint working with West Oxfordshire District Council and other local councils, energy savings, and the introduction of more time-saving computerised functions, will continue to drive down our costs while maintaining the high standards of our customer-facing services."


Posted : 11/02/2010 12:42:56

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