Uckfield Town Council’s share of the 2018/19 council tax is likely to rise by less than £4.50 for a band D home.
Councillors and officers have been working on budgets since the summer and provisional figures were presented at Monday’s (December 4) town council meeting.
They showed a net budget requirement of nearly £876,500 for 2018/19, against a figure of about £853,000 for the current financial year.
The town council’s share of the council tax for the current financial year is £153.57 for the whole year.
Papers before councillors indicated that the figure for 2018/19 could be £157.82.
All figures above are provisional and are likely to slightly change. The final budget will not be set until the new year. Spending details have yet to be finalised.
It also depends on what is known as the council tax base – a figure which rises as more new homes are built, meaning the overall tax ‘bill’ is shared among more properties.
The tax base will be higher than the one used in the calculations, which could allow councillors to either trim the rise, or spend a little more while keeping the increase to roughly the same figure.
Your council tax is made up from demands from East Sussex County Council (by far the largest), Wealden District Council, Uckfield Town Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue and Sussex Police.