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Rushcliffe council tax to remain lowest in Notts and among lowest in the country

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s council tax level is again set to be the lowest in Nottinghamshire after its Cabinet discussed its 2022/23 Budget Strategy.

 

At a meeting of the Cabinet yesterday (February 8) it suggested the authority set figures which means it will remain in the lowest quartile or 25% of Council tax charges in the country and again the lowest in the county. 

 

Set below inflation at £150.93 for a band D property from April, an increase of £3.57 from last year, or less than 7p a week, the rise is necessary to ensure the Council’s services and resources are sufficient to meet both current and future needs.

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The Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance and Customer Access Cllr Gordon Moore said: “Cabinet agreed the proposed budget for Full Council of an increase below inflation for Council Tax, mindful of the current cost of living, to still remain the lowest Council Tax in Nottinghamshire and within the lowest 25% in the country. 

 

“Despite having to manage inflationary pressures and the ongoing impact of COVID, the Council is not set to increase Council Tax by the maximum amount of £5 but £3.57 or 2.4% for a Band D household, less than 7 pence per week and unlike many councils nationally we have no debt to address. 

 

“We do appreciate the financial pressures households are facing and we are committed to providing excellent value services for our residents.

 

“It includes new leisure facilities in Bingham, ongoing replacement of refuse vehicles and a commitment to our climate change reduction initiatives.

 

“This includes support for Freeport and Development Corporation projects at Radcliffe-on-Soar power station site and their significant socio-economic benefits. Whilst we deal with present issues, it’s also vital we look to protect future generations.”

 

A Full Council meeting on March 3 will now further discuss the proposed budget. 

 

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