Chiltern District Council sets 2017/18 council tax

by | Mar 8, 2017 | Finance, News

Chiltern District Council has agreed an increase in its precept of £5 a year or 10p a week. This means the Council’s element in the charge for a Band D property in the district will be £175.62p during the coming financial year (2017/18).

Full Council agreed the Cabinet’s recommendation on Tuesday 28 February. The increase represents a 2.93% rise, and needs to be seen in the context of the continuing financial restraint on local government.

For Chiltern the financial pressure includes the loss this year of Revenue Support Grant, money previously provided by the government.  Furthermore, it’s expected that from 2019/20 Chiltern District Council will be required to make payments to the government to allow them to provide funding to less affluent areas in the country, and this is anticipated to be £848,000 or the equivalent of £19 a year for a Band D property.

In addition to having to cope with reduced government support, there are other challenges most notably the rising costs of temporary accommodation and helping local people find affordable housing.

To see the see charges for all bands: 2017/18 Council Tax charges

For further information on valuation bands, appeals and more: Chiltern District Council