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Council tax in Nuneaton set to rise in April after Councillors agree budget

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The council says they have 'produced a strong budget that secures the future of Nuneaton and Bedworth'.

Councillors in Nuneaton and Bedworth have agreed on a balanced budget for the 2024/25 financial year.

Part of the budget includes a borough Council Tax rise of 2.99 per cent.

This is a yearly increase of £7.65 for a household at band D.

Most households in the Borough will pay a lower charge than this, as around 75 per cent are in Council Tax bands A, B or C.

This charge will be added to precepts charged by Warwickshire County Council and the Office of the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner to make the total Council Tax bill.

Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services, Cllr Sam Croft, said: “This administration has produced a strong budget that secures the future of Nuneaton and Bedworth.

“We have managed our finances to ensure the Borough Council’s long-term viability while still pursuing our goals of regenerating our towns, maintaining law and order, and reviving civic pride in the borough.

“To do this, we have adopted a new, more transparent approach to accounting and a more professional method for setting budgets, the result of which has been greater control of our finances.

“We have also taken tough decisions in the past year to put us in a more robust position and ensure that we are in no danger of declaring bankruptcy through a Section 114 notice, as other councils have done.

“The Borough Council has published a detailed explanation of our current position and our plans for the coming year.

“I believe this budget setting puts us on a much sounder footing for years to come without compromising our goals to improve people's lives.”

The budget also includes additional funding to combat anti-social behaviour and additional cleansing around the borough’s streets, in the River Anker and in both Nuneaton and Bedworth town centres.

Council housing rents will increase by 7.7 per cent, which adheres to the formula allowed by the government of one per cent plus the Consumer Price Index.

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