Finance

Bristol City Holds Consultation on Potential Council Tax Increase

As a part of the 2019/20 budget planning, The Bristol City Council began a new consultation to evaluate Constituent Opinions on Choices for the level of council tax for the next year.

They are currently considering no rise in council tax, through to a four percent increase. The latter option would contain one percent of it reserved to help fund adult social care through the social care precept.

The council explains that each one percent increase in council tax would raise around £2 million that can be used to support the execution of services and add approximately 31p to the council tax bill for the band D properties every week.

The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, comments, “Over the past two years we have put a lot of work into getting a tighter grip on the council’s finances so we can make progress with vital improvements needed in the city; more homes, more opportunities for our young people, more school places and a cleaner, healthier Bristol.”

He encourages residents to take part in the consultation, highlighting it as a chance for them to have a say about the money raised through council tax.

The consultation will run for six weeks, from November 6 – December 17.

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