Coun­cil tax rise ap­proved

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

Coun­cil­lors have ap­proved plans to raise coun­cil tax by £4.45 a year for an av­er­age Band D prop­erty in the next year’s bud­get.

Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil was given spe­cial per­mis­sion by the govern­ment to claw back more cash from house­hold­ers with­out the need to call a lo­cal ref­er­en­dum.

The rise will re­sult in Band D prop­erty own­ers pay­ing £150 a year in to­tal to Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil in the next fi­nan­cial year, which keeps Ash­ford’s tax rate as the low­est in Kent and one of the low­est in the coun­try.

The plans were unan­i­mously ap­proved by the full coun­cil meet­ing on Thurs­day night last week.

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