February 12, 2020 11.24 am This story is over 50 months old

West Lindsey District Council plans 2% council tax hike

A rise is on the cards

West Lindsey District Council will table a 2% increase in its share of council tax ahead of the next financial year.

The hike would see bills for the average Band D property rise by £4.27 on last year to £217.74.

As part of its budget plans, the council is expected to raise around £6.5 million in its share of council tax.

West Lindsey councillors will discuss the plan at a full council meeting next month.

Meanwhile, Lincolnshire County Council is set to confirm a hike in its share of council tax next week.

The authority is expected to back a 3.5% increase, a rise of £45 on last year.

County council leader, Martin Hill, said the budget was “positive” and will help to “protect frontline services”.

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones also saw his proposed 4.1% tax rise supported.

The county’s police and crime panel gave the go-ahead to increase Lincolnshire Police’s share of council tax last Friday (February 7).

The hike in the rate equates to £9.99 for a Band D property.

Mr Jones said the force was “in a better position” now than last year.

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