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Council approves financial budget for 2021/22

Date: 

Friday, 12 February, 2021

Woking Borough Council's financial plans for 2021/22 have been approved following a decision by elected members at last night’s Council meeting (11 February 2021).

As part of the balanced budget aimed at protecting front-line services, Woking Borough Council’s share of the annual Council Tax charge will rise by 2.04% for 2021/22.

The increase means that those living in a Band D property will pay £250.46 a year for Borough Council services such as refuse collections, environmental maintenance, planning services and leisure facilities. The increase is equivalent to £5 a year - less than 10 pence a week.

The Borough’s Council Tax charge will be added to Surrey County Council’s Band D charge of £1,549.08 and Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s Band D charge of £285.57.

The total Council Tax charge for a Band D property will therefore be £2,085.11 for 2021/22.

Cllr Ayesha Azad, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: “Despite the unforeseen challenges we faced over the past 12 months, we are yet again able to agree a modest increase in Council Tax, just 10 pence a week for Band D properties, for 2021/22.

“Above all, this budget is about protecting front-line services that help our most vulnerable residents.

“In these unprecedented times, I believe this represents the best outcome for local residents, whilst enabling us to deliver our key priorities for residents.”

The Council will shortly send all households their Council Tax bills for 2021/22. Anyone experiencing difficulties paying their Council Tax is encouraged to contact Woking Borough Council for advice by calling 01483 755855 or emailing ctax@woking.gov.uk

Read Cllr Azad's full budget statement to Council