Town council tax may go up in an average Weston home – by 1p

PUBLISHED: 09:16 05 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 05 January 2017

Council tax may go up by 1p in the average Weston home.

Council tax may go up by 1p in the average Weston home.

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There is likely to be a rise in the average Weston-super-Mare home’s council tax next year – by just 1p.

Weston Town Council’s policy and finance committee met on Monday to set a proposed budget for the 2017/18 financial year.

The council had originally planned to put its precept up to £66.96, a rise of 39p, for the average band D house.

But councillors made adjustments to the budget, taking an additional £1,000 from its tourism committee and cutting some money for staff training.

After its adjustments, it was proposed its proportion of council tax would only rise by 1p.

Last year, the precept rose by 14.2 per cent, from £58.27 to £66.57.

The final decision will be made by the full council in the new year.

Members of the Labour party put forward an alternative budget which would have raised the average council tax by four per cent.

It wanted the money to set up a transport fund to subsidise buses on routes which were no longer in service, and to provide more funding to Citizens’ Advice North Somerset.

The proposals were rejected.

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