Selby District Council is proposing to freeze Council Tax as it sets out its budget priorities for the next financial year in what will be the authority’s last budget.
As from April 2023 a new unitary Council for North Yorkshire will be responsible for district, borough and county council services meaning 2022/23 will be the last budget for Selby District Council. The budget proposals include forecasts up to 2025 to plan for a smooth transition phase and to ensure long-term projects can continue.
The Council has launched a six-week consultation on its financial proposals. A key element of the draft budget plans for April 2022 to March 2023 is delivering the priorities set out in the Council Plan which include continuing to support town centres, economic growth, improve the environment and deliver new homes.
Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane explained: “At a time of significant changes in local government in Selby and across North Yorkshire, your vital public services will continue.
“We are proposing to once again freeze the average Council Tax charge for Selby district next year. This means the charge for a Band D property would stay at £183.22.
“This budget ensures the legacy of Selby District Council by making sure that projects we have already started will continue. Residents and businesses should feel reassured that our long-term plans for the prosperity and growth of the district will continue as we move towards becoming part of a new, larger authority.”
The consultation has now closed. In February 2022 councillors will consider the budget proposals at a meeting which will be broadcast online.