Council tax bills to rise in April?
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North Somerset Council leader Nigel Ashton says the authority has done a ‘remarkable’ job in the face of Government funding cuts over the past decade.
Tonight (Tuesday) councillors are expected to approve a 2.75 per cent rise in council tax in an effort to balance the books with resources shrinking year after year.
Cllr Ashton said £100million has been saved since 2010.
He said: “To have survived 10 years of austerity and still be here now in a financially stable position providing the high quality services we do to the residents of North Somerset is a fantastic achievement.
“We have still got more savings to make in the coming year, so we can’t take our eye off the ball.”
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Labour and Liberal Democrats were expected to table measures not in the Conservatives’ proposed budget to save more money, including cutting North Somerset Life editions and reducing members’ expenses.
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