Friday, 28 March 2008

Council Tax News

Important information regarding your council tax for 2008/09

The Government has announced that it has designated the Surrey Police Authority as one of seven authorities in the country that it may consider taking action against in response to the council tax increase being greater than 5% in 2008/09. Surrey Police Authority's council tax increased by 9.7% in 2008/09. Whilst Waverley has to collect the Council tax on behalf of the Police Authority, Waverley Borough Council's own budget has not been challenged and is not affected by the Government's announcement.

Surrey Police Authority has informed the Council that it would appeal against any action that could result from this announcement. The Government has made it clear that it has not today imposed a cap on Surrey Police Authority's council tax, therefore it is possible that no change will be necessary to their 2008/09 Budget. At this stage there is no change to the current council tax position and all amounts included on the council tax bills received earlier in March must be paid in full as previously advised. We will keep Waverley's residents informed when we have any further information.

Council Tax News on the Waverley website.

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