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Breaking News ! Council tax for band D Doncaster households is going up by £40 a year from April. Doncaster Council has approved a 2.9 per cent rise in its portion of the bill - on top of payments for the fire service and police. The new council tax levels will see band D homes pay £1,446 per year – up by £40.75 from last year. For band A homes, bills will now come in at £964.07 a year – up by £27.17 from last year. To get the latest email updates from South Yorkshire Live, click here . Mayor Ros Jones said the increases would help ‘support residents and the local economy while maintaining a strong focus on supporting vulnerable people and improving the environment’. The mayor also added the 2.
.99 per cent and the authority still had one of the cheapest council tax rates in the country and the lowest in South Yorkshire. Mayor Jones has said previously she was against the biggest tax rises as over 70 per cent of homes fall into the three lowest council tax band categories. Speaking at cabinet last week, Mayor Jones said: “Mayor Jones said: “Since 2010, council spending has been reduced by £107 million. That’s 29 per cent and it represents a £350 cut per Doncaster resident. That’s an awful lot of money. Enter your postcode below to find jobs near you
“The Covid-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on council services and these ultimately impact on the budget to increase costs and reduced income streams. “The additional funding provided by Government has helped ease the financial pressures. However, the future financial position remains extremely uncertain.” Councillors voted 36-13 to approve the rise. No alternative budget or council tax plan was put forward by the groups opposing Labour on the council.
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