Bromley set for small council tax rise after draft budget approved

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Bromley set for small council tax rise after draft budget approved
Bromley set for small council tax rise after draft budget approved

Council tax is set to rise by one per cent in Bromley after the draft budget was approved.

The executive committee voted through a zero per cent increase in the authority's element of council tax last night (February 9), along with a one per cent increase for the adult social care precept, a tax paid towards social care services such as support for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

The draft budget will now be considered at a council meeting on February 28.

Councillor Michael Rutherford, executive councillor for resources, commissioning and contract management, said: “It is a source of great pride that we have managed to consistently deliver one of the lowest council tax bills in outer London for Bromley’s residents, while continuing to deliver excellent services and amenities across the Borough.

“This has been achieved, and will continue to be achieved, through scrupulous financial management, prudent property administration and trimming away the waste still seen in many local councils.

“At a time when residents are extremely concerned about the rising cost of living, this commitment and achievement is more important than ever.

“In addition to the minimal overall increase in council Tax, the council intends to continue to keep Council Tax rises below the rate of inflation until at least 2026.”

Lewisham and Greenwich Council both look set to increase council tax by three per cent, the highest amount it can be raised without a referendum.

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