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CEC to make 130,000 council tax energy rebate payments

CEC to make 130,000 council tax energy rebate payments

Cheshire East Council bosses say they will make nearly 130,000 council tax energy rebate payments having been allocated £19.2m from the government.

The council is setting up two schemes for the £150 rebate.

April 5, 2022
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

READER’S LETTER: Balancing the Budget – time for a wider view

Dear Editor,
So the Cheshire East Council budget has now been set, a complex document that will bill residents another 2.99% council tax and describes which services will be delivered.

But the legal obligation of councils to deliver a balanced budget, inevitably results in the annual ‘turbulence’ of councillor, accountancy and political opinion as experienced this week.

February 27, 2022
Cheshire East Council rubber stamps 2.99% Council Tax rise despite opposition

Cheshire East Council rubber stamps 2.99% Council Tax rise despite opposition

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has rubber stamped a council tax rise of 2.99% during a heated debate at budget meeting.

The ruling Labour/Independent group said they had produced a balanced budget and highlights included an extra £19m being ploughed into highways maintenance over the next three years.

February 27, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Will CEC “rainy day” £8 million pot be used?

READER’S LETTER: Will CEC “rainy day” £8 million pot be used?

Dear Editor,
On Thursday (24/2/22) at Cheshire East Council, I sat listening with sadness to the pleas of my fellow Conservative Cllrs as they repeatedly asked the Labour and Independent Coalition to not vote through their 2.99% Council Tax proposed budget for 2022/23.

February 26, 2022
Cheshire East Council to increase spending by more than £16million

Cheshire East Council to increase spending by more than £16million

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is proposing to increase spending on services by more than £16m in 2022/23 and is looking for an £11.8m increase in council tax to help fund it.

The Medium Term Financial Strategy (budget) will be voted on at full council on Thursday (February 24).

February 21, 2022
Cheshire East Council Tax hike of 2.99% set to be approved

Cheshire East Council Tax hike of 2.99% set to be approved

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Council tax payers in Cheshire East look set for a 2.99% hike from April adding £47.21 a year to a bill for a Band D property.

Members of the corporate policy committee agreed to recommend that full council approves the increase as part of its budget for 2022/3.

February 13, 2022
Nantwich residents to see 4.43% rise in amounts paid for policing

Nantwich residents to see 4.43% rise in amounts paid for policing

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East residents look set to see an increase of 4.43% in the amount they pay towards policing.

If the increase suggested by Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer is ratified by the police and crime panel on Friday (February 4) that will mean an extra £10 a year on the police precept for a band D council tax payer across the county.

February 2, 2022
Cheshire Crime Commissioner survey on plans to raise police council tax

Cheshire Crime Commissioner survey on plans to raise police council tax

By Mark Smith, local democracy reporter
Council tax payers across Cheshire could be asked to stump up more cash to help fund policing.

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has launched a survey seeking views of residents on raising the police precept – the component of Council Tax which helps fund Cheshire Constabulary – by 83p a month.

January 5, 2022
New support scheme to help struggling Cheshire East council taxpayers

New support scheme to help struggling Cheshire East council taxpayers

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Some Cheshire East residents won’t have to pay any council tax from next April following changes being made to the support scheme.

At present people in receipt of benefits such as jobseeker’s allowance or income support get 75% of their council tax paid under the council tax support scheme.

December 19, 2021
Nantwich councillors vote for 12.5% decrease in town Council Tax bill

Nantwich councillors vote for 12.5% decrease in town Council Tax bill

Nantwich Town Councillors have voted for a 12.5% decrease in council tax for 2022-23.

The town council’s precept was agreed at a council meeting on Thursday, and comes after a controversial move last year to raise it by more than 40%.

December 13, 2021
Cheshire East plans 1.99% Council Tax rise for next FOUR years

Cheshire East plans 1.99% Council Tax rise for next FOUR years

Cheshire East Council is proposing to increase Council Tax for thousands of residents by 1.99% for the next four years.

The authority says the proposal is necessary because of increased demand for vital services.

November 29, 2021
Cheshire East Council owed massive £23 million in unpaid council tax

Cheshire East Council owed massive £23 million in unpaid council tax

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cash-strapped Cheshire East Council is owed a staggering £23.25 million in council tax, new figures have shown.

The figure, obtained under FOI by Local Democracy Reporting Service, accounts for the years since the local authority was founded in 2009 to the end of the last financial year in April 2021.

September 7, 2021
Cheshire East Council consultation on £3.37m council tax support boost

Cheshire East Council consultation on £3.37m council tax support boost

Cheshire East Council has launched a consultation on plans to boost council tax support scheme offer by £3.37m over the next three years for families on low incomes.

July 25, 2021