Lincoln council tax set to increase by 2.95%

The City of Lincoln Council is set to increase its share of council tax by 2.95% for 2018-2019.

Executive councillors will meet in Lincoln on Monday, February 26 to decide on the rise, with the budget going before Full Council the following evening.

The proposed council tax rise would work out as a £7.65 increase for Band D households, from £259.38 to £267.03.

This increase is significantly more than the 1.91% rise approved for 2017-18.

County councillors are also expected to rubber stamp a proposed 4.95% council tax hike at a meeting of Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) on Friday, February 23.

LCC’s 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.

Lincoln residents will also have to pay an extra 5.8% on the police precept, after Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones’ budget was approved at a meeting in Manby earlier this month.

Band D properties will now pay £217.44 annually instead of £205.47 under the proposals.