taxpayers face £50 rise in council tax bills
in the Burnham-On-Sea area will face at least a £50 rise in
council tax after the Conservative-led county council agreed its
budget this week.
tax increase of 3.99% across Somerset is to include a 2% rise to
pay for adult social care after a reduction in central government
council says its budget is balanced, although critics claim the
proposals lacks detail on exactly where the cuts will fall and will
put staff and services at threat.
Leader John Osman defended the budget, saying: "As we move
forward the financial picture will get worse before it gets better.
It's not until around about 2020 that the financial status of the
council will improve, according to what the government has told
us so far."
claimed that the cuts would not affect frontline services.
Lock, Leader of the Liberal Democrat County Group, said: "It's
a disgrace that the Conservatives will not give councillors and
residents any information about the cuts coming on 1st April, yet
they are happy to increase council tax yet again."