Council approves financial budget for 2018/2019

09 February 2018

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Woking Borough Council's financial plans for 2018/2019 have been approved following a decision by elected members at last night’s Council meeting (Thursday 8 February).

As part of the balanced budget, the Borough’s Council Tax charge will rise by 2.98% for 2018/2019. The increase, equivalent to less than 13 pence per week for a Band D property, means that those living in a Band D property will pay 233.46 (an increase of 6.75 per year) for Borough Council services such as refuse collections, environmental maintenance, planning services and leisure facilities.

The Borough’s Council Tax charge will be added to Surrey County Council’s Band D charge of 1,411.29 (includes a 3% increase relating to adult social care) and Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s Band D charge of 236.57.

The total Council Tax charge for a Band D property will therefore be 1,881.32 for 2018/2019.

Speaking about the approved budget, Cllr David Bittleston, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: “Despite the ongoing reduction in Government funding, we have been able to keep the Borough’s 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 2018/2019. Anyone experiencing difficulties paying their Council Tax is encouraged to contact Woking Borough Council for advice by calling 01483 755855 or emailing