Council Tax likely to rise - 2018
Published on Friday, 9th February 2018
Hambleton councillors look set to levy a £5 increase in council tax for an average Band D property.
Members of the District Council’s Cabinet have today (February 6) recommended the yearly rise – which will bring the annual charge for a Band D property to £104.48 from April this year.
It means the authority retains its status as one of the lowest charging councils in the country – and the lowest in North Yorkshire.
“A £5 rise will mean Hambleton householders will be paying just 50p extra per month over their ten monthly payments,” said Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson.
“But that 9.6p per week will allow us to maintain services and push forward improvements for the district.”
He said that annual consultation with business owners and residents about increases in council tax were positive with the majority saying they were supportive of a rise to invest in council services.
The increase will mean a Band D property will be charged £104.48 a year for the Hambleton portion of the council tax bill – charges from North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and parishes will be added to this figure.
Councillors also set a revenue budget of £8,096,170 for 2018/19.
The rise will be discussed by members of Full Council on February 27.