Posted by: John Brace | 19th February 2019

Wirral Council’s Labour Cabinet recommend council tax rise for 2019-20

Wirral Council’s Labour Cabinet recommend council tax rise for 2019-20

                                               

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Cabinet (Wirral Council) Budget Meeting 18th February 2019 Part 1 of 3

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Cabinet (Wirral Council) Budget Meeting 18th February 2019 Part 2 of 3

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Cabinet (Wirral Council) Budget Meeting 18th February 2019 Part 3 of 3

Cllr Janette Williamson (left) addressing Wirral Council’s Cabinet about the 2019-20 Budget 18th February 2019

Cllr Janette Williamson (Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources) (left) addressing Wirral Council’s Cabinet about the 2019-20 Budget 18th February 2019

Wirral Council’s Labour Cabinet met yesterday morning to make a recommendation to a public meeting of all Wirral Council councillors to be held on the 4th March 2019 for Wirral Council’s budget for the 2019-20 financial year.

Although Cabinet proposed only a 2.99% rise in the Wirral Council element of the council tax for 2019-20, the effect of a rise in the police precept (by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside), the fire precept (by the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority) and a new precept by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority will lead to council tax rising by 5.16% based on 2018-19 figures.

This equates to just under £60 a year extra for Band A, up to just under £180 a year extra for Band H.

Cabinet also agreed to have a 10 week consultation on a local Council Tax Reduction Scheme, which if approved after consultation may have an effect on council tax for a small number of households from April 2020. However it is also predicted that if implemented the Council Tax Reduction scheme would lead to 321 households paying more council tax.

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  1. Do Councillors struggle to pay their Council Tax?

  2. I doubt it many of them don’t have to pay for travel, tunnel tolls or footy tickets!


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