Uckfield council tax set to rise

Uckfield Town Council is set to ask for slightly more from council taxpayers in the financial year 2015/16.

A final decision is due to be made by councillors next week but a rise of just under two per cent, for Band D payers, is being recommended.

In the current year the Band D equivalent is £143.79 with a figure of £146.66 proposed for the coming year.

Last month, UckfieldNews.com reported how councillors ordered a further review of budgets to aim for an average rise of two per cent; story here

To cut proposed spending, councillors are recommended to make the following changes to the draft budget:

  • Remove £18,100 for converting water systems in its buildings to mains supply;
  • Reduce Weald Hall acoustics spend to £15,000 (maximum);
  • Reduce Weald Hall stage lighting spend to £10,000 (maximum);
  • Reduce the defibrillator budget to £2,000; and
  • Reduce the building maintenance budget to £57,659.

Council tax is collected by Wealden District Council but the total payable is made up of the demands from a number of local authorities: East Sussex County Council (the largest share), Wealden District Council, Uckfield Town Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue and Sussex Police.

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