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Havering Council set to agree Council Tax rise of more than £60 at budget meeting tonight

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 February 2018

Romford Town centre. Havering Town Hall

Romford Town centre. Havering Town Hall

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Havering Council is set to agree a 3.78pc increase in next year’s Council Tax rates at a meeting tonight (Wednesday, February 20).

If agreed by councillors, the majority of Havering tax payers would see their Band D tax rise from £1,597.73 this year to £1,658.06 in 2018/19.

That is a rise of £60.33.

This is a bigger increase than the 3.5pc agreed last year, with £76.08 of the new charge coming from the social care precept which is used to help fund council-supported care for vulnerable and elderly residents.

As well as agreeing new Council Tax rates, councillors will also be finalising the borough’s capital expenditure programme for the next financial year.

A Recorder reporter will be at tonight’s meeting, and a full report will be online on Thursday morning.

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