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Owners of empty houses face double council tax charges, warns Cheshire East

Owners of empty houses face double council tax charges, warns Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Owners of empty homes in Crewe and Nantwich could face double council tax charges under new plans by Cheshire East Council.

They want to clamp down on the owners of empty homes which are being left unoccupied and unfurnished the long periods.

December 5, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council Tax could rise by another 3% in 2019

Cheshire East Council Tax could rise by another 3% in 2019

Council taxpayers across Nantwich and Crewe could face another 2.99% Council Tax rise from April 2019 under draft proposals by Cheshire East Council.

The authority has unveiled its Pre-Budget Consultation Report for 2019 to 2022.

October 24, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Crewe and Nantwich residents face Council Tax hike of 5.99%

Crewe and Nantwich residents face Council Tax hike of 5.99%

Council Tax is set to rise by 5.99% this April – a higher increase than was proposed by Cheshire East Council just three months ago.

The authority’s Cabinet approved the move yesterday, claiming it is needed to “protect frontline services”.

Nantwich Town Council to raise Council Tax by 3.9%

Nantwich Town Council to raise Council Tax by 3.9%

Nantwich councillors are to raise Council Tax for the town’s 5,200 households by 3.9%.

The rise will provide the council with a precept of £574,958 for the 2018-19 financial year.

December 8, 2017 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council is to spend an extra £10.9 million on adult social care in 2018/19 as it bids to tackle a growing demand in the borough.

The authority’s Cabinet, facing reductions in government grants, rising costs and increased demand, has backed proposals to recommission care at home, residential care and respite care.

December 7, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
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Nantwich and Crewe residents face another 4.99% Council Tax rise

Householders across Nantwich and Crewe could face another 4.99% Council Tax rise in 2018-19 after Cheshire East Council unveiled its pre-Budget proposals today.

The authority is faced with finding £20 million of savings in the next financial year, while having to fund spiralling costs in adult social care and child care.

November 13, 2017 2 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
3,000 Nantwich households face Council Tax discount checks

3,000 Nantwich households face Council Tax discount checks

As many as 3,000 households in Nantwich could be scrutinised by Cheshire East Council as part of widespread checks on single person Council Tax discounts.

The authority says it intends to run data checks on households claiming discounts “to find instances where incorrect awards have been made”.

July 19, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich and Crewe residents face almost 5% hike in Cheshire East Council Tax

Nantwich and Crewe residents face almost 5% hike in Cheshire East Council Tax

Families across Nantwich and Crewe are facing a 4.99% hike in Cheshire East Council Tax bills, it has emerged.

The whopping rise comes as the authority revealed it has to find £100 million of savings by 2020.

January 31, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich residents face 3.99% hike in Council Tax in 2017

Nantwich residents face 3.99% hike in Council Tax in 2017

Nantwich families face a 3.99% rise in Council Tax as Cheshire East Council bids to find £100m savings.

The announcement means many face significantly larger tax bills in 2017-18, and follows a 3.75% increase in April this year.

November 3, 2016 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics, Village News
70 more police officers for Cheshire under new budget plan

70 more police officers for Cheshire under new budget plan

An extra 70 police officers will be recruited to Cheshire Police under new budget plans which will see a rise in council tax bills.

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has agreed a 3.2% increase in the police precept – equivalent to around 10p per week.

February 6, 2016 0 comments Crime, News, Politics
Council tax to rise by 3.75% for Nantwich householders

Council tax to rise by 3.75% for Nantwich householders

Nantwich householders face a Council Tax of 3.75 per cent as Cheshire East bid to raise cash for “frontline services”.

Councillors say the rise is “to be regretted” but claim it is needed to fund services for the vulnerable, elderly and young.

February 1, 2016 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Bickerton woman guilty of benefit fraud faces £15,000 bill

Bickerton woman guilty of benefit fraud faces £15,000 bill

A villager near Nantwich faces a £15,000 bill after she claimed benefits while keeping it secret her live-in partner was supporting the family financially.

Emma Bebbington, 39, of Gallantry Bank, Bickerton, claimed housing benefit and income support for nearly two years after failing to disclose her partner was living with her.

July 22, 2015 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Nantwich councillor slams council tax freeze claims by Cheshire East

Nantwich councillor slams council tax freeze claims by Cheshire East

A Nantwich councillor has criticised Cheshire East Council, claiming that “stealth tax” rises will counter any freeze in council tax rates.

Cllr Arthur Moran spoke out after Cheshire East announced a two-year freeze on council tax.

March 2, 2015 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics