High Peak councillors approve 1.9% council tax hike

High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for the coming year.
High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for the coming year.

Borough councillors have approved a council tax hike of nearly two per cent for High Peak residents.

High Peak Borough Council this week agreed a budget of £10,795,870 for 2017/18 and a council tax increase of 1.9 per cent.

The rise will result in a yearly bill for a Band D property of £181.11.

Councillor Emily Thrane, Executive Councillor for Finance and Corporate Services, said: “We know that we face challenges in the years ahead and we are working hard to ensure we are in a strong position to respond to those challenges.

“The council has already laid some of the foundations for a resilient response – we have a successful local record of setting and achieving stretching financial and performance targets and the alliance with Staffordshire Moorlands continues to realise efficiencies and savings.

“In agreeing our budget for the next 12 months our residents and businesses can have confidence that our plans are realistic and fully risk-assessed as well as being robust and deliverable.”