Richmondshire District Council plans 2.42% council tax rise

Richmondshire District Council is proposing to increase its share of the council tax by 2.42 per cent this year.

The authority’s corporate board this week agreed to increase it by £5 for a Band D property – to £211.40.

Councillor Yvonne Peacock, leader of the council, said: “The income from council tax underpins all our priorities and enables us to maintain the delivery of our services.

“However we have still managed to make savings – through efficiencies – in this time of continually reducing government grants.

“This keeps council tax at a low level and means we can keep the use of our reserves to a minimum.”

Corporate board members also approved a budget of £5,985,900 for 2018/19 – agreeing to use £18,150 from the council taxpayers reserve to support it.

Members of full council will consider the council tax level and budget on February 27.