February 3, 2020 5.07 pm This story is over 26 months old

City council proposes 1.9% council tax hike

It’s part of budget proposals

City of Lincoln Council has proposed a council tax hike of 1.9% for the next financial year.

As part of the increase, it means the average property would see an increase of 7p a week for Band A and 8p a week for Band B properties.

The overall council tax bill will depend on precepts set by Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, who have yet to table their proposals.

The city council has gone out to consultation on its plan and a final decision will be made on its budget on March 3.

Officials said the authority has had to adapt to the changing financial landscape, including reduction in council funding.

In its budget report, the council said: “In response to this challenging financial environment the council has embraced a forward thinking, ambitious and commercial approach in maintaining a sound financial position.

“This is an approach that has served the council well and allowed savings in excess of £8.5 million to be delivered over the last decade.”

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