Council Tax Increase Signed Off

town hall windows signThe Full Council has passed a 1.99% increase in the islands’ Council Tax for the new financial year.

It had already been recommended by the Policy and Resources Committee.

Cllr Gordon Bilsborough said the tax had been frozen for three years and he felt it was a reasonable figure to agree to.

Only one councillor voted against the rise.

Cllr David Pearson felt it should only go up by 1% and that the Council should take into consideration the current expenditure of families on the islands.

The increase means Council Tax for a Band D property will go up to £1216, a rise of around £24 a year.

This includes the Police Precept of £166, which is also rising by just under 2%.

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