South Norfolk Council agrees to raise council tax by 3.3pc

People will have to pay more for their council tax

People will have to pay more for their council tax - Credit: PA

Council tax payers in south Norfolk will hand over an extra 3.3pc over the next year to fund their district council services.

Tonight a full meeting of South Norfolk Council approved the rise in its share of council tax for the next year.

The 3.3pc rise means the annual Band D council tax bill in 2016/2017 for South Norfolk Council will be £135, a rise of £4.32 compared to 2015/16's figure.

The council says the rise comes in the wake of significant reductions in government funding.

It is only the second time in nine years there has been an increase in council tax at South Norfolk Council's budget process.

Tonight's council tax and balanced budget was presented by council leader John Fuller.

He said despite the 3.3pc rise, his authority had the 26th lowest council tax of any district council out of 201.

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Mr Fuller said the days of council tax freezes were over in the current climate if South Norfolk Council wanted to hold on to its core missions of innovating to help communities thrive and improving prosperity and residents' lives.

Mr Fuller said the budget would make the district one of the best places to live in Norfolk.

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