Warwick district leaders agree to recommend council tax freeze - The Leamington Observer

Warwick district leaders agree to recommend council tax freeze

Leamington Editorial 14th Feb, 2022   0

A RECOMMENDED council tax freeze has been agreed by Warwick District Council.

Authority leaders agreed unanimously to recommend no change is made to the council’s share of tax collected from residents for the 2022/23 financial year.

Subject to approval at the budget-setting February council meeting, the tax paid by a band D household will remain at £176.86 for the coming year.

The sum helps fund services such as waste and recycling collections, street cleaning, maintenance of parks and public spaces, environmental health, licensing, planning and community protection.

Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police and many town / parish councils are increasing their tax again this year, so while Warwick District Council’s share is frozen, residents will still see an increase in their total bill.

Council leader Andrew Day said: “The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on all our finances. Setting this budget has presented some tough challenges, and I’m especially pleased that we’ve been able to provide for an excellent level of service, while also continuing active support for our communities and maintaining an ambitious recovery programme.

“Freezing our council tax is just one of a number of measures we’re taking to address the financial squeeze many of us will experience over the year ahead. Thankfully, our partnership with Stratford District Council, and the efficiencies this is already generating, is helping us strengthen our services and share the financial benefits directly with our residents.”

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