Blackpool council tax bands revealed

The charge for Band D is set to rise by £66 to £2,063 for the 2022/23 financial year, from £1,997 in the current year after the ruling Labor executive approved a 2.99% increase .

The total includes precepts of £236 for police costs, £77 for fire and £206 for adult social care (all for Band D).

However, the majority of Blackpool residents will benefit from a council tax refund, with 94% of households eligible for the government’s £150 payment.

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Anyone who lives in a property in bands A through D will be eligible for the payment.

People who pay council tax by direct debit will have the money paid directly to their bank account from April, and the government is urging people to set up direct debits if they don’t already have one a.

Those who do not pay by direct debit will be contacted by the town hall and invited to make a complaint.

Blackpool Council will hold its annual budget meeting on Tuesday March 8, when new council tax charges are expected to be approved, along with £160m of utility spending.

A total of £8.6million is set to be cut from this year’s budget, but there will be no mandatory job losses and services such as libraries and leisure centers have been protected.

The meeting will also be asked to approve a £900,000 dividend from council-owned Sandcastle Waterpark, which had its most profitable year in 2021/22 as visitors returned to Blackpool.

The municipal tax bill for each band for 2022/23 (with last year’s figure in brackets) is Band A: £1,375 (from £1,331); Band B: £1,605 (£1,553); Band C: £1,834 (£1,775); Band D: £2,063 (£1,997); Band E: £2,522 (£2,441); Band F: £2,980 (£2,885); Group G: £3,439 (£3,329); Group H: £4,127 (£3,995).

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