Budget and Council Tax21/02/19
COUNCIL TAX in Dundee has been increased by 3% for the 2019/20 financial year, putting the band D rate at £1,316.
Savings of £8.8 million were made in order to set a revenue budget of £353.7 million.
Willie Sawers depute convener of the policy and resources committee and finance spokesman said: “This increase of £38 or 3% equates to 73p a week for most households in Dundee.
“It is only the third council tax increase in the city in the last 11 years and is lower than the maximum that could have been applied, but I believe it is justified to enable us to include, develop and further enhance our services to deliver on the city’s priorities.
“We approached this year’s budget with the over-arching aim of protecting public services and maintaining our investment in city and council priorities - tackling poverty and inequality, increasing job opportunities, improving the lives of young people, addressing health problems and creating stronger, safer communities.
“The council continues to face considerable challenges, but we have maintained our reputation as a well-run, high performing, award winning and ambitious local authority that delivers best value for our communities.
“While we do not underestimate the challenges that may come, we believe the budget proposals agreed today represent the best way of protecting public services.”
DUNDEE COUNCIL TAX 2019/20
Band A £877.33
Band B £1,023.56
Band C £1,169.78
Band D £1,316.00
Band E £1,729.08
Band F £2,138.50
Band G £2,577.17
Band H £3,224.20