Council tax rise imminent as Peterborough City Council passes budget proposals

Council leader John Holdich with the budget EMN-160302-163914009
Council leader John Holdich with the budget EMN-160302-163914009
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Council tax payers will soon be paying four per cent more after Peterborough City Council’s 2016/17 budget was approved.

Councillors have agreed to £24.1 million in savings to balance the books after a meeting of the full council at the Town Hall this evening (Wednesday, March 9).

The proposals ahead of the new financial year - which starts next month - will see the average household pay an extra £35 a year due to the council tax rise, while seven council car parks will see charges increase.

The Conservative-led council is also spending £100,000 to re-introduce a spring clean in all city wards.

This evening’s decision concluded the second part of the council’s budget-making process with £12.1 million of the £24.1 million savings having already been agreed by councillors at the end of last year.

This evening’s vote passed with 37 votes to 12 with five abstentions.


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