Council approves financial budget for 2017/18

09 February 2017

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Woking Borough Councils financial plans for 2017/18 have been approved following a decision by elected members at this evenings Council meeting (Thursday 9 February).

As part of the balanced budget, the Boroughs Council Tax charge will rise by 2.23% for 2017/18. The increase, equivalent to less than 10 pence per week for a Band D property, means that those living in a Band D property will pay 226.71 for Borough Council services such as refuse collections, environmental maintenance, planning services and leisure facilities.

The Boroughs Council Tax charge will be added to Surrey County Councils Band D charge of 1,331.55 (includes a 3% increase relating to Adult Social Care) and Surrey Police and Crime Commissioners Band D change of 224.57.

The total Council Tax charge for a Band D property will therefore be 1,782.83 for 2017/18.

Speaking about the approved budget, Cllr John Kingsbury, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: Despite the continued withdrawal of Government funding, we have been able to keep the Boroughs Council Tax increase to a modest level and protect services for local residents, whilst continuing to invest in the future of our Borough.

The Council will shortly send all households their Council Tax bills for 2017/18. Anyone experiencing difficulties paying their Council Tax is encouraged to contact Woking Borough Council for advice by calling 01483 755855 or emailing