Voice of Lincoln: Are you happy to pay more for your council tax?

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

This comes after proposed increases in the Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Police precepts.

We asked people on Lincoln High Street what they thought about paying more council tax.

Should plans go ahead next Monday then proposed City of Lincoln Council tax precept rise would work out as a £7.65 increase for Band D households, from £259.38 to £267.03.

Combined with a proposed 4.95% County Council tax increase and a 5.8% police council tax precept, Band D households can expect to pay just over £77 a year more.

Reactions to the proposals were mixed.

One person told The Lincolnite the proposed rise is “disgusting”.

Others were more sympathetic, with one person saying: “If the government are cutting their funds then they have to raise it from somewhere else to keep the city and the county going.”