On Tuesday 12 February 2019 the council agreed a District Rate increase of 1.96 percent for 2019-20.
Councillors agreed a domestic rate of 0.4312p and a non-domestic rate of 26.0884p. The effect on the average householder across the borough will be an increase of around £9 for the financial year.
Each year the council estimates the income and expenditure for the next financial year. Based on these estimates, a district rate is set for that financial year. This is the amount of money the council will need from ratepayers to deliver planned services.
The district rate is fixed annually by each council and this rate will vary from council to council.