Uckfield Town Council fixes council tax rise

A council tax rise of 2.63 per cent will mean Band D properties in Uckfield will pay £160.99 next year for town council services.

The decision was taken on Monday (January 14) evening by the full council and it is the first local authority serving Uckfield to definitely fix its tax figure for the financial year 2019/2020.

Your final bill will be made up of this amount PLUS demands from four other authorities – East Sussex County Council (the largest share), Wealden District Council, Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue.

Total spending by the town council in the 12 months from April is estimated to be £909,955.

For the current year, the Band D figure for Uckfield Town Council is £156.87.

Earlier in Monday’s meeting of the council, members voted not to increase councillors’ allowance.

An independent renumeration panel (covering the whole of Wealden) had suggested a two per cent rise but councillors decided not to take the money.

Cllr Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent, New Town, said it was not the time for councillors to be voting to increase their allowances.

Other members argued the rise should be taken because in future years the percentage increase could be much larger – if councillors wanted to return to the figures suggested by the independent panel.

East Sussex County Council tax figure projection

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