Tax bills are confirmed
COUNCIL tax bills, including parish council precepts, have been confirmed for the coming year. The new annual council tax charges for Kent County Council, Kent Police and Kent Fire and Rescue add up to £1,147.90 for a Band D home. Ashford Borough Council’s part of the bill for an average Band D home is £123.34, a rise of 4.85 per cent on last year. An average household in Newenden, which has the highest parish precept, can expect to pay more than £50 more than one in Smeeth, which has the lowest.
County council bills to rise by almost five per cent, see page 22.