Lincolnshire
February 16, 2018 8.16 am This story is over

Councillors to decide on 4.95% Lincolnshire County Council tax hike

The biggest chunk of your council tax is going up.

Lincolnshire county councillors will make a final decision on plans to increase council tax by 4.95% at a meeting of the full council.

The council will meet in Lincoln on Friday, February 23 to set the budget for 2018-19.

The planned 4.95% rise includes a general 2.95% council tax increase, which is just under the 3% maximum before the council would have to hold a referendum.

Lincolnshire County Council is also able to add a further 2% to the council tax bills to cover its responsibilities in delivering adult social care.

Band D properties will be asked to pay around £58 more a year, increasing from £1,173.42 to £1,231.47.

Savings of just over £23 million are also proposed in the budget.

The proposals were supported by the council’s Executive at a meeting on Tuesday, February 6.

Councillor Martin Hill, leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The bottom line is that we’ve got increased demand and we’re getting reduced income to deal with that increased demand.

“Our council tax will still be one of the lowest in the country even after this increase.”

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