Cornwall Council tax to increase 3.99%, as councillors vote 63-38 in favour of their budget

Posted By on 25th February 2020

By Graham Smith

Cornwall Council has voted in favour of a 3.99% council tax increase, which will cost the owners of a typical Band D property £1,588.02 per year.  Nearly half of the increase is ring-fenced for adult social care.

The council aims to spend a record-breaking £1.3 billion on capital projects, with roughly half of that money coming from borrowing.  A Labour plan to spend an extra £500,000 on youth centres was rejected.

On a recorded vote, the council voted 63 – 38, with one abstention, in favour of the ruling Liberal Democrat-Independent administration proposals.  The main Opposition group, the Conservatives, did not put forward any alternative budget.

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