Council tax payers in Ashfield are set to see their payments increase this April as the new financial year comes into effect. Residents in Band A properties across most of the district currently pay a total of £1,251.86 per year in council tax, while Band D households pay £1,877.79 Council tax is split into precepts, with Mansfield District Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service taking a share. Increases in the latter three precepts mean a total increase of £55.24 per year for Band A and £82.96 for Band D. Band A properties in Sutton and Kirkby will pay £1,307.10 and a Band D property will pay £1,960.75 per year for 2019-20. Below is a breakdown of the individual precepts. ASHFIELD DISTRICT COUNCILAshfield District Council is set to freeze its council tax precept for 2019-20. This means a Band A property will continue to pay £123.64 to Ashfield District Council per year and … [Read more...] about How much council tax will you pay in Ashfield?
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Ashfield District Council will freeze council tax for the coming financial year - if the authority backs budget recommendations later this month The recommendations, which go before members on February 18, would see the District Council’s portion of the Council Tax bill frozen for the first time in a number of years.The authority said that despite 'unprecedented cuts' to the level of funding from central Government, it would be able to freeze council tax levels for the next 12 months 'through savings, efficiencies and income generation'.It means for owners of Band A properties, residents will again pay £123.64 for the services provided by the District Council. For those in Band D properties, the council is charging £185.46Coun Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer this Council Tax freeze to the residents of Ashfield.“We have worked extra hard to ensure no cuts to services or staffing. We … [Read more...] about Here’s how much council tax you’ll be paying in Ashfield this year
Norfolk police and crime commissioner Lorne Green. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant People will today learn just how much of their money they will be asked to hand over to pay for Norfolk’s police force over the next 12 months. Lorne Green, the Conservative police and crime commissioner for Norfolk, will present his proposals for the forthcoming year’s police budget at a meeting of the police and crime panel at County Hall on Tuesday (February 5) morning.Mr Green will reveal which of the four options for council tax which he had consulted on he wants to pursue - which range from a freeze to increasing council tax by an extra £8, £12 or £24 a year for a Band D property.His report, which will go before the police and crime panel - made up of county, district, city and borough councillors and independent members - does not reveal Mr Green’s preferred option.But his office and chief constable Simon Bailey will present the implications on policing. That … [Read more...] about Decision day over how much council tax you will pay to Norfolk’s police
Being more commercially savvy, an efficiency drive and a 2.99 per cent Council Tax rise look set to help Calderdale Council to balance its books when it sets its budget for 2019-20. If approved – councillors from all parties are invited to consider the proposals and will have to vote on them at Budget Council on Monday, February 25 – the budget will protect the borough’s most vulnerable people and the limit impact on front line services, said Leader of the Council, Coun Tim Swift.But Calderdale people will be consulted about the future structure and and management of the council in the years following, with areas where the council might have to consider how it will fund services coming under the spotlight.Savings options beyond 2020 range from reviewing what support the council is able to give voluntary organisations, community groups and parish councils to restricting waste collection and disposal services.Unveiling the proposals at last night’s meeting of the … [Read more...] about Council Tax set to rise by 3 per cent to balance Calderdale’s books
MILLIONS face council tax hikes of £24 next year under radical plans to find more money for the police, the Sun can reveal. Cabinet sources said Home Secretary Sajid Javid was pushing for a bumper rise to the ‘precept’ councils can charge to raise cash for overstretched forces across England and Wales. A rise of £24 is believed to have been signed off in the last 24 hours. An announcement on the overall police settlement for 2019-2020 is due as early as next week. Alongside central Government funding the total could now approach nearly £700 million for forces across England and Wales. The source said: “The Home Office and Treasury have been arguing over this for some time. Sajid pushed for as much as £30. ”The final figure is likely to be lower but it’s clear council tax is going up to help find the money for all this.” The Treasury needs to find £165 million to plug a police forces pensions blackhole as well as extra money … [Read more...] about Millions face council tax rise to pay for extra policing costs for overstretched forces