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Cabinet recommends council tax increase

A proposal that Boston Borough Council's share of council tax should increase by 2.86 per cent will be put forward for final decision by Full Council on Monday.

This will give an average band D council tax increase of 9p a week, with 89 per cent of households paying less than this. The bulk of the total council tax collected is retained by Lincolnshire County Council and the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Cabinet heard the borough council will have a balanced budget for 2017/18, this budget is designed to meet the Council's challenges 'head-on' and ensure that the best possible services continue to be provided to the people of Boston.

The county council is proposing a council tax increase of 3.95 per cent to be approved this Friday. The rise consists of a 1.95 per cent increase, plus a further 2 per cent specifically for adult social care. Lincolnshire County Council has said that the rise would allow them to recover some money lost from Government finding cuts.

Lincolnshire Police is set to go for a 1.97 per cent increase.