ALCESTER Town Council is increasing its portion of council tax by four per cent for 2014/15.
The Mayor, Mark Cargill, stressed that this was the equivalent of a £4 increase per year per household.
The council’s precept is £243,000 and whereas last year a band D property in Alcester gave them £100, next year they will pay £104.
The Mayor said the main reason behind the increase was to pay for a new mandatory government pension scheme for the council’s six employees.
The tax hike is also covering the potential increase in the adult minimum wage from £6.31 to £7 which would affect all but one of the council’s staff.
The Mayor said: “We have not raised the precept for two years. This is not an inflation-busting increase, it is a stand-still increase.”
The final tax bill is made up of payments Warwickshire County Council, Stratford District Council, and Warwickshire Police, as well as your local parish or town council.
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