Fylde council tax to rise by 1.99 per cent

Fylde's council tax is to increase by 1.99 per cent for a second successive year.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 5:52 pm

Councillors at the budget meeting approved the recommendation of the finance and democracy committee, which will take the average Band D monthly charge for the 2021/22 financial year to £214.91, excluding town and parish precepts.

The council says that equates to a rise of eight pence a week for Band D property owners.

Lancashire County Council, which accounts for the bulk of the council tax bill in boroughs such as Fylde, looking after items such as roads and social care, had already agreed a 3.99 per cent rise, set to increase bills by some £56 per year.

It's the second year in a row that Fylde's council tax rate has risen by 1.99 per cent.

A 4.99 per cent increased was initially on the cards at County Hall but the ruling Conservative group put forward an amendment to levy only a two percent rise to cover social care costs, along with a 1.99 percent general increase, which won majority support.

Among items being budgeted for by Fylde in the coming year is £100,000 to be spent on improvements to play equipment across the borough.

St Anne’s Town Council, covering the biggest population centre in Fylde, had already announced it has frozen its council tax precept for the coming financial year.

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