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Warwickshire set for Council Tax rise

Rugby Editorial 21st Jan, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

COUNCIL Tax bills in Warwickshire are set to rise by fractionally under two per cent.

Warwickshire Country Council – which accounts for some 80 per cent of the total bill – has yet to confirm its budget for the coming year but looks set to agree a 1.99 per cent hike from April.

The rise is the maximum the council can increase Council Tax without it having to be approved by a local referendum.

Council chiefs could freeze bills and receive a Government grant equivalent to one per cent – as has been done in previous years – which would be worth around £2.5 million.

But this does not look likely as it would not bring in enough to meet the county’s spending needs, and would require further savings in following years.

Rugby Borough Council and Warwickshire Police – which together account for the remaining 20 per cent of the total bill – have also yet to set their budgets.

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