|CLOSED||20/12/2013 to 10/01/2014|
|Social media/website and email||All of South Kesteven|
The purpose of this consultation was to help us ascertain if our residents would prefer us to increase our element of council tax for the 2015/2016 financial year by 2% or accept a freeze grant from central government -equivalent to an increase of 1%.
Summary of actions
Representatives of local business and our residents were contacted via email and social media and asked to complete a survey.
They were asked if they agreed with an increase of 2 % on the district council's element of council tax or would prefer the council to accept a freeze grant from central government (equivalent to an increase of 1% in council tax).
107 responses were received from local people, with a 30% response from local businesses.
Of the 107 responses that were received, 55 (51.4%) supported a freeze. 52 (48.6%) thought the council should increase their element of council tax by 2%.
The council's cabinet took this feedback into consideration at their meeting on 2 February 2015. They agreed with the feedback from residents and recommended a freeze for 2015/16. This was then considered and approved by full Council on 2 March 2015.