his was the response I received to the question, "why is this horrendous increase required? RESPONSE - With regard to your query relating to the increase in precept, It has been necessary for the budget to reflect a number of additional costs this year. Specifically:
• Costs for equipment, infrastructure and maintenance
• The significant rise in inflation to 3% has had to be incorporated into the budget
• Staff costs have risen to reflect the changing profile of the team; this also includes a nationally predicted salary uplift (2%)
• A harmonisation of terms and conditions applicable to all staff
The precept for the Town, based on the value of a Band D property will be £180.36 for 2018/19; this is a rise of £30.91 per property for the year or 59 pence per week.
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