Total County council tax rise 3.99%
More news from Devon County Council – the total council tax rise, including the extra 2% that is permitted to partly offset the shortfall in funding for social care, will be 3.99%. At the same time, EDDC will be increasing its take by 1.99% and there will be a rise in the small Seaton Town Council precept. Overall households’ council tax increase will be well in excess of 3%, since the County accounts for most of the tax.
As I noted earlier in the week, council tax is rising to partially offset savage government spending cuts – no doubt ministers hope councils will also take the blame.