Have your say on Council Tax proposals for 2022/23

South Kesteven District Council is offering residents and businesses the chance to have their say on Council Tax proposals for 2022/23.

The consultation runs for two weeks from today (Friday, 14th January) and asks for views on a proposal to increase the SKDC share of Council Tax by £5 for properties in Band D for the 2022/23 financial year.

The increase for households in Bands A, B and C would be less than £5, while those in Bands E, F, G and H would see an average increase of more than £5 - but no more than £10.

The consultation outlines how SKDC funds the services it provides and includes an update on projects it has been working on in each of its priority areas - growth and the economy, housing, healthy and strong communities, the environment and performance.

Cllr Adam Stokes, Cabinet Member for Finance and Waste Services, said: "The Council is looking at ways it can continue to maintain services at current levels, while at the same time delivering on its ambitions.

"We believe that by making the most of what we have, streamlining costs where we can and attracting funding from other sources, we are able do this.

"An increase of £5 per Band D property in SKDC's element of Council Tax for the 2022/23 financial year will also help to generate around £250,000 of additional income.

"This contribution will help to sustain day-to-day services such as refuse collection, street cleaning and CCTV, as well as offset the costs of longer-term projects across the district.

"These include supporting local businesses affected by the pandemic, improving our town centres, focusing on initiatives that target homelessness, and delivering projects designed to combat climate change.

"We know that times are tough but by supporting a proposal to increase SKDC's Council Tax by the price of a pint or posh cup of coffee, you can help us to continue to make a difference in your local area. Please take the opportunity to have your say through the consultation."

The SKDC share of Council Tax accounts for around 9% of the total bill. The majority goes to Lincolnshire County Council, while there are also contributions to Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner and parish councils.

SKDC will decide in early March on its element of Council Tax for 2022/23.

The survey can also be completed at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ctaxskdc2023

...or by scanning the QR code (below) with a smart phone camera.

SKDC CT QR code

The consultation closes on 28th January 2022.

For a paper copy of the survey, please contact the Council's Communications Team on 01476 406080.