At a full council meeting on Wednesday 7 March, 2018 Peterborough City Council approved a six per cent increase to council tax. The government has allowed councils to increase council tax by 5.99% in 2018-19 which includes 3% rise for social care and a 2.99% increase in standard council tax.
Because of the way council tax is calculated this isn’t the full story. In reality the adult social care precept has increased by whopping 61 per cent from the £57.75 it was last year to £94.70 it is this year on a band D property.
What does this mean for Eye residents?
Band D residences will be paying an extra £87.38 this year. The police have received an inflation busting 6.4 per cent increase and the fire authority a three per cent rise. Eye also has the Parish precept. This is charged on each property in the parish to fund the running costs of the parish council and the activities it takes on behalf of the village. This year that is £35.45 for a band D property which will raise £54,475 for the Parish Council. The number of houses being built in the village has actually meant this has been slightly reduced from last year. In 2016/17 it was £35.12 and in 2017/18 it was £35.80.
Eye still remains pretty much in the middle of the table with regards the cost of the precept, with villages such as Southhorpe (£8.74) and Orton Loungueville (£10.93) towards the lower end of the scale and Wittering (£66.89) and Castor (£88.27) the most expensive. The average in England in 2017-18 was £61.03 with a 6.3 per cent increase.
|£ . p||£ . p||£ . p||£ . p||£ . p||£ . p||£ . p||£ . p|
|Peterborough City Council||£807.10||£941.61||£1,076.13||£1,210.64||£1,479.68||£1,748.71||£2,017.74||£2,421.29|
|PCC Adult Social Care||£63.13||£73.65||£84.18||£94.70||£115.74||£136.78||£157.83||£189.39|
|Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire
|Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Fire Authority||£45.84||£53.48||£61.12||£68.76||£84.04||£99.32||£114.61||£137.53|
|Total for Non-Parished Areas||£1,048.55||£1,223.31||£1,398.07||£1,572.83||£1,922.34||£2,271.86||£2,621.38||£3,145.65|
|Total for Eye||£1,072.18||£1250.88||£1,429.58||£1,608.28||£1,965.67||£2,323.06||£2,680.46||£3,216.55|
|Increase for year