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Dacorum Borough Council announces 1.9 per cent tax increase for Kings Langley
Residents in Kings Langley are expected to face a 1.9 per cent increase in Council Tax.
At Dacorum Borough Council’s meeting last night (Tuesday) recommendations for a 1.9 percent increase in Council Tax costs were agreed as part of the budget between 2013 and 2014.
For the average household, which is band D, the proposed increase will mean there will be a 1p increase per day, £173.61 per year, which is an increase of £3.24 on last year's charge.
It will also mean a 48p cost per day for all the borough council's services including refuse collection and recycling, street cleaning, environmental health, planning, licensing, housing advice and benefits.
Councillor Nick Tiley, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources said: "It is tremendously challenging to budget in a recession when income is going down but demands on our services are rising.
"We are acutely aware of the pressure on household incomes and have tried to keep our Council Tax increase to a minimum. The 1.9% increase we propose is to avoid making any cuts in services to make up for the shortfall caused by the recession and reductions in our funding from government.
"As always our priority in setting the budget and Council Tax is to protect frontline services without placing too high a tax burden on local residents, while still investing in boosting the economy for the borough's future.
"We are committed to providing value for money and continue to look for ways that we can work more efficiently and improve our services."
The recommendations will now go to the next full Council meeting in May for final approval.