Blackpool Council to increase Council Tax by 2.99%

Town Hall bosses will meet today to discuss the proposition.

Council bosses meet tonight where it's expected they'll approve a 2.99 percent rise in council tax for Blackpool residents for the year 2019 to 2020..

An extra £1.65m would be generated, to offset budget savings of £9 million.

The council tax breakdown for the last three years can bee seen here:

Credit - Blackpool Council

A spokesperson for the council said:

"Government funding reductions alongside increasing service demands and inflationary pressures on the Council’s Budget in 2019/20, in particular Children’s Social Care pressures, prevent a council tax level any lower than the capped level being prudent or practicable."

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has increased the annual cost of Policing the area by £24 per household. (based on a band D property.)

Blackpool's budget for the coming year will be rubber stamped on Wednesday.

Click here for the councils full report.

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