Small increase in Notts Fire council tax element

File image A Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service vehicle in Nottingham © westbridgfordwire.com
File image A Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service vehicle in Nottingham © westbridgfordwire.com

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is expected to raise its part of the council tax bill – known as the precept – by 2.95 percent.

It means the fire precept for band D property will increase from £77.51 a year to £79.80.

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For a band A property it will go from £51.67 to £53.20 and for a band H property, it will go from £155.02 to £159.60.

The changes are yet to be formally approved, but will be discussed at a fire authority committee on Friday, January 18, and is expected to be voted through in February.

The total amount of council tax people pay is set by their local council, the police and the fire service.

Nottingham City Council has already announced it intends to put its part up by 2.99 per cent.

Nottinghamshire Police has been told by the Government it can increase its council tax by £24 a year – 12 per cent.

At present, the police precept for a Band D property in Nottinghamshire stands at £195.39 per year.

The Government’s proposals are that it could rise to £219.39, although most Nottinghamshire residents will pay less as the majority live in Band A and B properties.

This is yet to be formally approved by the police.

The changes to people’s council tax bills will take effect from April.