East Riding council tax to rise

Households will pay more for services from East Riding Council from April.

Council tax payments for East Riding residents will rise by 2.9 percent from April. 
Band D households face a rise of almost £42 pounds, which means they'll now pay over £1440 pounds every year. 
Since 2010, the council has needed to find savings of £169 millions to meet a funding shortfall. 
Council leader Stephen Parnaby says other services have also been hit: "if you look at our addition for a Band D property, it's £42 but look at the Police, Crime Commissioner has announced a further £24. I am not knocking that as we don't run the Police, but they do and that's just one service."

The Government says it's keen to empower local councils to become more self-sufficient, funded from its own resources. It says East Riding Council will have access to an extra 4.9 million pounds next year.   

 

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