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Council tax in Bromley to rise by 1.3 per cent

PUBLISHED: 10:09 25 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:09 25 February 2015

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That's a £16 increase for a Band D property

Council tax in Bromley will rise next year as the council battles to make £9 million of savings.

Bills will rise by an average of 1.2 per cent – a £16 increase on a Band D property.

Bromley Council is putting its share up by 1.99 per cent – the maximum increase it is allowed without having to hold a referendum. The Greater London Authority, however, is reducing its bills by 1.3 per cent.

The council, which has to save more than £60 million over the next four years, agreed its budget this week.

Council leader Cllr Stephen Carr said: “It is regrettable that we have had to make a small increase in council tax this year, but this decision was not taken lightly.

“During our budget consultations over the past couple of years, many people told us they would be prepared to accept a small rise to help protect essential services. The truth is we have to do things differently as we continue to look for more efficiencies.

“We are doing everything in our power to ensure the long-term stability of the council’s finances and to spend taxpayers’ money wisely.”

Council tax rates will be as follows:

Band A: £883.43

Band B: £1,030.66

Band C: £1,177.90

Band D: £1,325.14

Band E: £1,619.62

Band F: £1,914.09

Band G: £2,208.57

Band H: £2,650.28

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