Council tax to rise

COUNCIL tax is set to rise by 1.26 per cent for Salisbury householders from April.

The bill for an average band D property is set to increase by £19.39 for the next financial year, from £1532.15 to £1551.54. It includes a 1.99 per cent increase for police, from £157.77 to £160.92, and a 1.99 per cent increase for fire services, from £62.38 to £63.62.

The Salisbury City Council element will rise 16.6 per cent, from £90 to £105, while the Wiltshire Council element is expected to remain the same as 2013/14, at £1,222. Wiltshire councillors are expected to approve the rise on February 25.

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6:58am Sat 15 Feb 14

karlmarx says...

Under normal circumstances I would mention something about this on our local MPs weekly 'view from the commons' blog as he is the current Salisbury City MP. That is not possible this week as the comments section is missing. I'm sure this is an oversight and has nothing to do with the government vote recently to curb freedom of speech in the UK. They kept that vote very, very quiet in the hope that no one would notice.

I don't mind at all paying more council tax for fire and rescue services, no problem. Slight problem with the police wanting to charge more as 9 jobs has just saved us, here's that magic figure again, £500,000, why do they need more? As for Salisbury councils inflation busting 16.6%, that's over 4% per year since 2010?
Under normal circumstances I would mention something about this on our local MPs weekly 'view from the commons' blog as he is the current Salisbury City MP. That is not possible this week as the comments section is missing. I'm sure this is an oversight and has nothing to do with the government vote recently to curb freedom of speech in the UK. They kept that vote very, very quiet in the hope that no one would notice. I don't mind at all paying more council tax for fire and rescue services, no problem. Slight problem with the police wanting to charge more as 9 jobs has just saved us, here's that magic figure again, £500,000, why do they need more? As for Salisbury councils inflation busting 16.6%, that's over 4% per year since 2010? karlmarx

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