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No loss of services as Council approves financial budget

Date: 

Friday, 14 February, 2020

Woking Borough Council's financial plans for 2020 to 2021 have been approved following a decision by elected members at last night’s Council meeting (13 February 2020).

As part of the balanced budget, the Borough’s Council Tax charge will rise by 2.08% for 2020 to 2021. The increase means that those living in a Band D property will pay £245.46, an increase of £5 per year or less than 10 pence per week for a Band D property, 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 £1,511.46 and Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s Band D charge of £270.57.

The total Council Tax charge for a Band D property will therefore be £2,027.49 for 2020 to 2021.

Cllr David Bittleston, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: “For 2020 to 2021 we are yet again able to agree a modest Council Tax increase, yet maintain services for local people, and in many areas, increase them.

“Through our prudent financial management, we have limited the Borough’s element of Council Tax to £5 for a Band D property which reflects a 2.08% increase compared to the 2019 to 2020 charge. This increase is equivalent to less than 10 pence a week.

“I believe this represents value for money for local residents as we continue to deliver our key priorities for residents; much-needed affordable housing, creating future jobs whilst protecting our environment for future generations.”

View the Leader’s statement to Council

The Council will shortly send all households its Council Tax bills for 2020 to 2021. Anyone experiencing difficulties paying their Council Tax is encouraged to contact Woking Borough Council for advice by calling 01483 755 855 or emailing ctax@woking.gov.uk