Devon council tax to rise

As reported on Radio Exe:

 

Council tax set to rise as Councillors agree funding increase for services

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

By Daniel Clark

More money for children’s services, adult social care and roads, but it will be partly financed by a 4% council tax rise

A four per cent rise in council tax will see more money spent on children’s services, adult social care and roads in Devon.

The ruling Cabinet on Friday agreed their budget for 2019/20, which calls for an extra £11.5 million, a 9.4 per cent rise, to be spent on hard-pressed children services.

Spending on adult care and health will go up by £4.5 million or two per cent and the budgets for community, health and environment and highways and infrastructure will both rise by 0.7 per cent.

The county’s spending on services will rise from £479.4 million to almost £494 million, Cllr Stuart Barker, cabinet member for finance said.

But the extra spending will be partly paid for by an increase of 3.99 per cent in council tax.

 

 Council tax set to rise as Councillors agree funding increase for services

   
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