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Solihull Council Tax rise will be 4.5 per cent

COUNCIL tax payers in Solihull will see their bills increase by 4.5 per cent, it was confirmed this week.

COUNCIL tax payers in Solihull will see their bills increase by 4.5 per cent, it was confirmed this week.

The inflation-busting rise is slightly less than the 4.73 per cent predicted.

The hike was agreed by a majority of members at Monday’s meeting of Full Council.

It means homeowners living in Band D properties will pay around a £1 a week more.

Cllr Ken Meeson, leader of Solihull Council, said: “We are conscious of the pressures felt by families where there are job losses and we would have liked to bring in a lower increase.”

But Lib Dem leader Cllr Norman Davies, thought the rise was too steep.

“The people of Solihull will not thank the Conservatives for hitting them with a council tax rise considerably more than inflation.”

Council tax is a major source of revenue for the Council - accounting for 62 per cent of its budget.

 

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