Council tax frozen for 2017-18

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Wycombe District Council’s share of the council tax has been frozen for 2017-18.

Full Council approved Cabinet’s recommendation that the district council’s share of council tax should remain unchanged.

That means an average Band D property will continue to pay £131.99 a year – or £2.53 a week – to the district council for its services.

However, other organisations – such as Buckinghamshire County Council and the emergency services – are to raise their portion of council tax, meaning residents will still see their overall bill increasing.

Wycombe District Council, which collects council tax on behalf of the county council and Bucks Fire and Rescue, charges one of the lowest levels of council tax for a district council in England.

Wycombe District Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources Cllr David Watson said: “The additional revenue income Wycombe District Council has brought in from regeneration projects such as the Handy Cross Hub and our prudent control of our budget means that, despite ever dwindling grants from central government, we are able to cover the cost of our services without the need to increase council tax.

“We recognise the pressure on our residents’ bills and so by not increasing our portion of council tax – the fifth time in six years we have frozen council tax, which is no small achievement – we are doing our bit to support people at a time when other organisations are asking residents to pay more.”

For more information about council tax visit the council tax pages.