Local News & Archive — January 20, 2017 at 11:22 am — Updated: January 20, 2017 at 11:22 am

Denbighshire taxpayers face 2.75% hike

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Council taxpayers in Denbighshire face a 2.75% rise in their bills for the next financial year.

Councillors are set to decide on the increase next week, despite an bigger than expected increase in Welsh Government funding. Last year, rates increased by 1.5%.

Denbighshire County Council says that in real terms, the settlement does not take inflation or the pressures on services into account. A report states their position is better than had been expected but there were no reliable figures available for forward planning.

The report adds: ”It is hoped that this will be addressed early in 2017 as the lack of reliable multi-year financial settlement data hinders the council’s financial planning and budgetary processes.”

The proposals will go before the Cabinet in Ruthin next Tuesday.

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