Norfolk County Council considering raising council tax

Norfolk County Council are considering raising council tax. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk County Council are considering raising council tax. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2012

Norfolk County Council is considering raising council tax to raise funds for services.

Increasing council tax by a further one percent, to 5.99pc, would free up an additional £4m for services.

Cliff Jordan, council leader, said: 'I've been very clear about the budget pressures we're facing and the fact that, so far, the government has not provided extra funding.

'Just before Christmas, the government said councils could raise an additional one per cent on general council tax. My chief finance officer is advising us to accept this offer, which would add £4 million to our budget, every year – easing pressure on our services.

'I think we should give this serious consideration. No-one likes council tax rises, but I also know many people want to ease the strain on our services.'


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The council will consider the budget proposals throughout January and a final decision will be made on February 12.

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