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Council approve 5% tax rise

Council tax in Kirklees will rise by nearly 5% – or just under £4 per month for a Band A household – from April. There will be a rise of 2% in general spend, with the additional 3% for social care proposed by government. However councillors have been warned that this will still not balance the books and reserves will be needed.

5 things to know about budget council

This Wednesday (15 Feb 2017) is our annual budget council meeting, where politicians from all parties get together to decide where the money will be spent over the next 12 months. But how are the decisions made? What goes on at the meeting? And why is my council tax going up? The decisions made at this meeting have an impact


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