Council tax rises for Knutsford residents | Knutsford Times

Council tax rises for Knutsford residents

By on February 11, 2019
Knutsfordians will be paying more for their Council Tax from April 2019.
The rise is to cover town council services including maintenance works, taking over the town cemetery and balancing the books of the council.
On average, a Band D property will pay £7.15 more in 2019/20 than in the previous year.
The council’s proposed expenditure is £585,256 for the same period..

In regards to the council taking back the running of Knutsford Cemetery, Adam said: “The business case for this will see the cemetery generate a net surplus for the council year-on-year, but there is £7,500 of set-up costs in the next year, which equates to £1.29 on a Band D property, or 2p per week. To reduce the precept in 2018, the council removed £9,000 from reserves. Our reserves are now at a level where it would not be good financial management to reduce them further. As we cannot remove a further £9,000 from reserves, this must come from the precept to balance our budget. This equates to £1.55 on a Band D property, or 3p per week.”

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