Wiltshire Council Tax will rise by 3.99%

Wiltshire Council Tax will rise by 3.99%

Published by Jack Deery at 3:33pm 25th February 2020. (Updated at 4:56pm 25th February 2020)

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It's been agreed at a full council meeting that took place today (Tuesday 25th February).

Wiltshire Council have announced that their section of Council Tax for 2020/21 will see a 3.99% increase on last year

The rise, the maximum the council is allowed,equates to £58.13 more per year for the average band D property in the county, meaning it will cost £1,515 for the 12 months from April 2020.

That money is spent on some public services that are provided by the council including the running of crematoriums and markets.

Half of the rise ( 2%) is specifically to fund the cost of adult social care.. 

COUNCIL TAX BREAKDOWN

The full Council Tax total for the average household in Wiltshire has now been confirmed: 

council tax breakdown
Breakdown of Council Tax for average band D properties in Wiltshire

Earlier this year, Wiltshire Police announced a 4.85% increase on last year, while Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority will benefit from a 1.99% rise

In total, band D properties will pay £80.12 more in Council Tax compared to last year. 

You can see how our money was spent last year by going on the Wiltshire Council website

At the meeting today, they also announced that around £344 million will be spent on services across the county. 

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