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Council tax rise for North Lincolnshire as members examine allowances

Councillors will vote on the rise next week

Senior councillors at North Lincolnshire Council will be asked to back a 3.9% increase to the authority’s tax precept next week.

The council has proposed an increase in the general rate of 1.5%, plus an additional 2% for adult social care.

A vote will take place on Wednesday at the authority’s Church Square, Scunthorpe offices.

It means an average Band D property will see a council tax bill of £1,516.67.

The authority estimates council tax across North Lincolnshire will generate a £68.972 million income, with an additional £6.694 million for adult social care.

Councillor Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council. Picture: Calvin Robinson.

At the same meeting, councillors will also look to increase their basic allowance by 1.7% from £6,874 to £6,991.

However, in order to balance the allowance scheme to within budget, an independent monitoring panel has suggested reducing lead member allowances from £4,957 to £4,454 or losing a lead role altogether.

Humberside Police’s precept is also set to increase this year after Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter approved a 2.2% rise.

It will see residents in a Band D property pay an extra £4.91 a year.

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