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Council Tax rate for 2018-19 is set

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South Derbyshire District Council has announced its Council Tax rate for the coming year.

A 1.95 per cent increase has been agreed for 2018-19, which is below the 3% Government guideline.

It means that a Band D property, taken as the average, will see an increase in the Council’s precept of £3 to £159 per year in 2018-19.

The District Council’s precept accounts for less than 10 per cent of the total Band D bill of £1,700 in 2018-19 for South Derbyshire householders.

Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner also levy a precept and are increasing Council Tax levels for the coming year.

Cllr Hilary Coyle, Leader of South Derbyshire District Council, said: “It is important that the strong financial position of the Council is sustained into the future to allow us to continue to deliver high quality services.

“We remain committed to keeping Council Tax as low as possible. Our budget proposals for 2018/19 again show we are doing more with less and allow us to continue our work to make South Derbyshire an even better place to live, work and visit.”

The Council’s contributions towards partners in the voluntary sector will again be increased during 2018-19 to recognise their vital work.

A £250,000 pot of funding will also be made available to enable groups and organisations to apply for grants through the Community Partnerships Scheme.

5 March 2018

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