Council tax to rise by 4.99 per cent in Rotherham

By Gareth Dennison | 08/03/2017

Council tax to rise by 4.99 per cent in Rotherham
Rotherham Town Hall

COUNCILLORS have agreed a council tax rise of almost five per cent at a meeting today (Wednesday).

Rotherham Borough Council debated its budget at Rotherham Town Hall this afternoon and agreed to rise council tax by 4.99 per cent— just below the five per cent threshold for a local referendum.

The increase includes three per cent which is ring-fenced for adult social care and follows a 3.95 per cent total hike last year.

The move will generate a total of £95 million in council tax for RMBC for 2017/18 - equivalent to 46 per cent of the revenue budget.

And it will mean band D properties paying £1,394 for the council’s services next year.

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