Budget and council tax rates set for 2019/20
At the Full Council meeting of 26 February, the Council set the Budget for 2019/20 and the rate of council tax.
Council tax will rise by 3.99% in line with the Cabinet's recommended proposals. This was made up of an increase of 1.99% on the core council tax plus 2% supplement for adult social care in line with the government's guidelines on how to deal with the increasing costs of this service. This is the third and final year in which this supplement will apply.
It means those living in a Band D property will pay an extra £1.13 per week. The tax rate was set after three alternative budget amendments also scrutinised and debated by councillors. One amendment, which will see funding taken from reserves and spent on children’s public health services, was approved by 54 votes to 53 votes with 3 abstentions.
In addition to the Cornwall Council precept, residents will also pay a precept to their local parish council and a precept set by Devon and Cornwall Police.
The charges for a Band D property will be:
Cornwall Council £1,527.09
D&C Police £212.28
Total of CC and Police £1,739.37
Parish precepts on Band D property: