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DCC propose to keep council tax rise as low as they can

DCC propose to keep council tax rise as low as they can

Our proposed council tax rise for the year ahead is expected to be one of the lowest county council increases in the country if agreed.

We're proposing a rise of 3.75% for 2023-24, which is expected to be the lowest in the East Midlands and predicted to be amongst the lowest nationally.

Our Cabinet will meet on Thursday 2 February 2023 to consider the council tax proposal, alongside details of how we will manage and spend a proposed £675 million net budget for the coming year.

Nationally, the government has allowed local authorities to raise their council tax by a maximum of 5%, and it is expected that around 80% of county councils will raise their council tax by this amount.

In Derbyshire, if the 3.75% is agreed by Full Council on 15 February 2023 it would see an extra 80p per week (£41.55 per year) for an average band B household and for a band D household the rise would be £1.03 per week (£53.42 per year).

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Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 18:00 by Emma Smith

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