Good news for Babergh taxpayers

TAXPAYERS in Babergh are expected to face a tax hike in line with inflation next year.Babergh District Council is considering a tax increase of 2.7 per cent next year which compares with increases in the previous two years if 2.

TAXPAYERS in Babergh are expected to face a tax hike in line with inflation next year.

Babergh District Council is considering a tax increase of 2.7 per cent next year which compares with increases in the previous two years if 2.8pc and 3.6pc.

In a report to the council's Strategy Committee, Geoff Kistner, Corporate Director, explains the increase of 2.7pc is the result of a rigorous exercise over a number of months by councillors and officers to identify efficiency and other savings.

Mr Kistner also anticipates the likelihood of a good grant settlement from the government for next year.

The final decision on the budget will be made by the council on February 23.

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