Householders heading for cut in Uttlesford’s council tax
UTTLESFORD residents could be in line for a Council Tax cut under proposals being considered by the district council’s cabinet tonight (Tuesday November 20).
The cabinet is being asked to endorse a proposal to reduce the district council portion of the 2013/14 Council Tax bill by 1 per cent.
Should the cabinet agree, then the reduction will form part of the budget that full council will be asked to approve in February, ahead of the new financial year in April. The move would follow three successive years of a freeze in the district council element of the bill.
Cllr Robert Chambers, cabinet member for Finance, said: “We appreciate that many people are hard pressed in the current difficult economic circumstances and this proposal would allow the district council in a small way to help them.
“Uttlesford has the lowest Council Tax in Essex and taking inflation into account, the proposal for next year represents a cumulative 10 per cent cut since the council first froze Council Tax in 2010.
You may also want to watch:
“Although local authorities are operating within tough financial constraints, Uttlesford District Council has been very careful with its budget management.
“What this means is that the council is now able to afford to reduce the amount of Council Tax it charges while still maintaining its services.”
- 1 Saffron Walden shakeup in county council elections
- 2 Local elections 2021: UDC ward results for Newport and The Sampfords
- 3 New Walden mayor announces his charities for the year
- 4 Old pirate ship climbing frame is removed for safety
- 5 Stick to the paths while bluebells bloom, says Essex Wildlife Trust
- 6 Here's what you can do from May 17 as Covid restrictions ease
- 7 New mayor, deputy mayor and leader appointed for town council
- 8 Concerns that Covid lockdowns has caused fitness levels to drop
- 9 Market Square event organisers "amazed" at popularity of dine-out event
- 10 Wiseman dynasty gets new star as 15-year-old Max hits first senior ton
• WHAT do you think? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org