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Thursday December 13th 2018

Tandridge District Council to increase council tax by 2.99%

Tandridge Council has agreed an increase of £2.99% (for a Band D property) in Tandridge District Council’s share of the council tax for 2018/2019. This means Band D council tax will increase by £6.09 to £209.71. Tandridge District Council’s share of the Council Tax helps fund a wide range of services including recycling and waste collection, planning, street sweeping, housing, housing benefits and children’s play areas. The increase will help resource work to improve town centres, invest more in parks and open spaces, protect the greenbelt, deliver affordable homes and support the district’s most vulnerable residents.

Surrey County Council, which provides services including schools, adult social care, children services, roads, fire and rescue and libraries, together with the office of the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, have both agreed to increase their Band D level for 2018/2019. Surrey County Council has agreed a council tax rise of 5.99% in 2018/2019, which includes 3% for social care, while Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner agreed an increase of 5.34%.

This year’s total band D Council Tax will be £1,857.57, this is an increase of 5.56%, which is divided among the different organisations as follows:

Authority  2017/2018  2018/2019   Increase
Tandridge District Council £203.62  £209.71  2.99%
Surrey County Council £1,331.55      £1,411.29 5.99% (including 3% for social care)
Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner £224.57 £236.57  5.34%

This figure does not include parish precepts. which will vary across the district. An average increase across the district including parish precepts is 5.51%.  However Bletchingley Parish Council will not be increasing its precept and instead have decided to keep the precept at its existing level  for 2018/19.

Most people on income support, guaranteed pension credit, or very low incomes will continue to have the cost of council tax fully met by council tax support. Other people will automatically have their council tax support recalculated to reflect their revised council tax bills.