Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Thurrock Council proposes 9.99% tax increase and budget cuts

THURROCK’S ruling Conservative group has proposed its share of council tax in the borough will increase by 7.99 per cent – the maximum it can.

Added to that figure is a ‘ringfenced’ adults social care precept of two per cent, taking the total to the maximum 9.99 per cent recently allowed by the government. Normally councils can only increase their share of council tax by five per cent.

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