Last week Central Beds Council’s Executive announced that it was recommending a smaller tax hike than initially planned.
Following public consultation which saw 45% agreeing and 51% disagreeing with a 3.99% rise, the council says it has listened to the reservations and is now looking at a 3.95% figure instead.
The higher rate would have equated to a weekly increase of £1 for an average Band D property when compared to 2015-16 bills.
The new rate will mean that weekly rise will now be 99p.
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Central Beds Council’s precept, which is set to be ratified by full council on February 25, is the major part of the overall tax bill. Funding for parish/town councils and the emergency services also add to the overall final bill.