Originally Posted by Ignitionnet
You will likely find it's the same story for you - the central government grant was cut similarly to most other places but because your council is largely funded by its own council tax payers the overall impact of that grant cut was minimal.
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First figures is council tax in millions, second figure is government grant in millions, that grant is having the maximum 16% taken from it.
Looks like more above inflation council tax rises then.
We're already paying a small fortune: Band C, no discount £1348 per year. It's a lot when you don't use much in the way of council services. And before anyone says we're being selfish I know that the council has to provide services for those less fortunate than us and also schools etc. It's still a lot of money though.