Kent County Council (KCC) have announced that the saving proposed on bus subsidy will be reduced from £ 2.25 million to £ 0.45 million, however it has also been announced that KCC propose an extra 1% rise in the precept giving a total rise of 4.99% or 58.82 for a Band D property.
Since KCC published its budget proposals in October 2017:
- the government has accepted the Kent and Medway bid to become a Business Rate Retention pilot scheme in 2018/19.
- the provisional local government settlement for 2018/19 announced by the Secretary of State in the House of Commons included an increase in the amount authorities can raise in council tax by 1% without a referendum
Kent County Council 15 January 2018
The change brings the total rise in the Council Tax for a Band D property to £ 75.78 giving a total Council Tax of £ 1639.10.
Kent and Medway Fire Authority’s budget was also announced before the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government raised the referendum threshold for Council Tax rises to 3% and may be reviewed.
The table shows the annual Council Tax for a Band D property
|Council Tax||17/18||% Rise||£ Rise||18/19|
We will update this post as more information becomes available
Posts relating to budget consultations:
KCC Budget Strategy 2018/19
KMFRA Safety and Wellbeing Plan and Budget Consultation
ABC Budget Consultation
Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Consultation