Decision on council tax rise set for next week

Boston Borough Council area from The Stump.
Boston Borough Council area from The Stump.

Councillors will make a final vote on Monday (Feb 27) on plans to increase council tax in the Boston area.

It could mean Boston Borough Council’s share of council tax increasing by 2.86 per cent.

This will give an average Band D council tax increase of 9p a week, with 89 per cent of households paying less than this.

The Borough Council has a balanced budget for 2017/18, which it says is designed to meet the council’s challenges ‘head-on’ and ensure that the best possible services continue to be provided to residents.

Lincolnshire County Council is also proposing a council tax increase of 3.95 per cent to be approved tomorrow (Friday). The rise consists of a 1.95 per cent increase, plus a further two per cent specifically for adult social care. It has said that the rise would allow them to recover some money lost from Government funding cuts.

Lincolnshire Police is set to go for a 1.97 per cent increase.