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Council tax: What you will pay

From Boston to Butterwick, from Algarkirk to Wyberton - you can find out here how much you will have to pay in council tax for the coming financial year.

The following page contains all the detail, so that wherever you live in the borough, and whatever the value of your home, you can see at a glance what you will have to pay.

A fuller version of council tax information, with details about how your money is used by Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Police and Boston Borough Council, together with who pays what, who is exempt and who can qualify for help to pay will appear on the council's website later today - www.boston.gov.uk

Last night Boston Borough Council put the final piece into Lincolnshire's council tax jigsaw.

Lincolnshire County Council had already set its increase at 3.95 per cent and Lincolnshire Police had upped its share of your bill by 1.96 per cent.

Boston Borough Council has set its increase at 2.94 per cent.

Around 80 per cent of your council tax goes to Lincolnshire County Council and about ten per cent each to Lincolnshire Police and the borough council

Previously an increase in the borough share of your bill had been recommended at 1.98 per cent.

But Government then increased from two per cent to three per cent the maximum that councils can increase council tax before needing a public referendum.

It means the borough's share will represent less than 10p per week extra for a band D property - 89 per cent of borough residents will pay less.

Councils, such as the county council, with adult social care responsibilities, have been allowed by Government to raise an extra two per cent above the three per cent limit before the need for a referendum.

Cllr Aaron Spencer, Boston Borough Council's finance portfolio holder, said the council has to save more than £2 million over the next four years as central Government funding is withdrawn. The council has already saved £2.4 million.

He said: "Let's be clear - there is no place to hide. Tough decisions will have to be made about the services this council provides going forward.

"This council can no longer afford to fund all it once could.

"Residents will see a change to what this council does and how it provides its services. It must continue to strive to be as efficient as possible in all its work, whilst ensuring it maximises the income it receives.

"The challenges that lie ahead are unprecedented."

The table below details what you will have to pay to Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Police, Boston Borough Council and then the totals, including your parish rate if you live outside Boston, and the special rate for residents in Boston where BTAC (Boston Town Area Committee) acts as parish council for the town wards.

Of the £3.231 million retained by Boston Borough Council, £1.8 million has to be paid to the internal drainage boards for drainage management.

Related documents

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[154kb] C tax table 2016-17 C tax table 2016-17

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