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Council tax going up in Blackpool

The average band D property will be paying £73 more from April

Blackpool residents face having to pay an extra £73 in council tax if they live in an average band D property from April.

The council’s executive has agreed to increase its element of the charge by 3.99% – with the decision expected to be ratified by the full council when it meets for its annual budget meeting on Monday.

It means the council will charge residents £1,618.39 at valuation band D in 2020/21 but final bills increase to £1,900  (up from £1,827 last year) when fees to pay for police and fire services are added on.

The council rise of 3.99 per cent includes a two per cent precept to pay for adult social care.

Members of the executive also approved spending on services of just over £142m in the next financial year.

As part of this year’s budget the council is set to invest an additional £14m into children’s services.

A further £5m of cuts is proposed which means overall savings of £19.6m have been found across all services including by making up to 75 redundancies.

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