Kirklees Council agrees 6% Council Tax rise
Kirklees Council has agreed a Council Tax rise of 6% in its annual budget meeting.
What does this mean?
This will mean an increase of £5.33 a month on a Band A property.
How did councillors vote?
Members of the Labour group voted for their Cabinet proposals, with Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Green Party councillors voting against.
In proposing the motion, Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Shabir Pandor said the budget would allow protection of services to the most vulnerable, with investment in town centres and in street cleaning.
Opposition groups said the budget lacked vision and would not tackle some of the most pressing issues in the district, including acting as a catalyst for improving the local economy and supporting some of the most vulnerable communities.
Council Tax figures
A 6% council tax rise, which includes 3% for the adult social care precept element, will generate approximately £9.7 million in 2018/19.