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Small increase in Newcastle Council Tax

Written by on 25 February 2021

People in Newcastle are facing a small increase in council tax after councillors approved its budget for the forthcoming twelve months.

It means the majority of residents are set to pay less than NINE PENCE more per week for a wide range of services. The local authority is having to make 1.3 million pounds savings caused mainly by lost income and extra spending due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Council leader Simon Tagg says he understands these are very difficult times and that’s why they’ve taken such care to set a budget that can support the ambitious future growth plans, without asking residents to shoulder the burden.