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North Devon Council proposing a 2.99 per cent increase in council tax

PUBLISHED: 17:24 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:24 05 February 2018

North Devon Council is proposing to increase its share of the council tax to 2.99 per cent for 2018-19.

North Devon Council is proposing to increase its share of the council tax to 2.99 per cent for 2018-19.

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NDC’s share of the council tax would be 2.99 per cent for 2018-19 if proposals from the executive committee are approved

North Devon Council is proposing to put its share of the council tax up by 2.99 per cent for the coming year.

The council’s executive committee agreed recommendations on Monday to make the increase for 2018-19, which is an increase of 10p per week for an average Band D home.

Councillors discussed savings plans and looked at areas where they might make cuts.

They heard that changes to the recycling service are expected to save £340,000 and another £125,000 will be raised due to reduced waste going to landfill.

It was also proposed to make a small reduction in council grants.

Leader Des Brailey said: “Funding from the government continues to drop whilst the costs of running our services continues to rise.

“We’ve lost another eight per cent in government funding this year. This means it’s yet another year of making some tough decisions.

“As always, we will be looking at striking the tricky balance between increasing council tax and spending less on services and grants.”

The budget proposals need to be agreed by the full council on February 21.

Last year NDC increased its share of the council tax by 2.98 per cent.

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