William Eichler 14 November 2019

Caerphilly council agrees 7% council tax hike

A county council in Wales has agreed a package of savings proposals which include a council tax increase of nearly 7%.

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet yesterday agreed a detailed list of savings proposals for 2020/21 which aims to deliver nearly £8.5m of savings during the next financial year.

The savings focus on efficiency and cuts to services. There will also be a council tax increase of 6.95% for 2020/21 which equates to a weekly increase of £1.51 for a Band D property.

The local authority’s plans also propose embracing the operating model called #TeamCaerphilly – Better Together which focuses on delivering efficiencies through process reviews, automation and a review of the council’s investment strategy.

‘Unfortunately we need to deliver a package of savings totalling over £8.4m for the forthcoming year in order to deliver a balanced budget. This is in addition to the £103m that has already been taken out of our budgets since 2008,’ said Cllr. Barbara Jones, interim leader of the council.

‘This has not been an easy task, but thanks to our effective budget management and prudent approach we have been able to protect the public from deep cuts and major disruption to frontline services.’

An eight week period of public consultation will now be held to gather feedback from residents.

‘It’s important that as many people as possible take part in the consultation and have their say about these proposals. I would encourage everyone to get involved and help us shape the council and its services in the future,’ said Cllr Jones.

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