The first rise in next year’s council tax has been confirmed.
Uckfield Town Council on Monday night (January 15) fixed its portion of the total bill at £156.87 per year for a Band D property.
That is £3.30 up on last year; a rise of 2.15 per cent.
How the council tax is ‘shared’
The town council’s share of the total council tax bill is about eight per cent.
The biggest share goes to East Sussex County Council – around 70 per cent.
The bill is also made up by payments to Wealden District Council – just over 9.5 per cent
Sussex Pollice – around eight per cent
East Sussex Fire and Rescue – just over 4.5 per cent.
What rises will there be?
Inquiries by this website show that there is set to be a total rise of £100 for Band D payers for 2017/18, taking the total payable just shy of £2,000pa.
Of course, people who have property in the higher bands will pay more than this figure – while those in lower bands less. Band D is seen as a typical property.
Other rises in the pipeline, but yet to be confirmed, are:
£12 a year up for Sussex police (this figure was mentioned at Uckfield Town Council’s meeting on Monday); and
Around £80 a year up for East Sussex County Council. This would be a near six per cent increase.
See details of its plans here
East Sussex Fire Authority is considering an increase of either 1.94% or 2.94% which would take its Band D precept to either £90 or £91 (figures rounded).
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