Based on a Band ‘D’ Property the figures for a whole year - showing the increase from 2005 / 2006 to 2006 / 2007which comes in from April - is...
Wyre Forest District Council bill goes from £174.66 to £179.03
Worcestershire County Council bill goes from £857.03 to £899.37
Kidderminster Charter Trustees bill goes from £3.74 to £3.84
West Mercia Police Authority bill goes from £143.17 to £150.24
Hereford & Worcester Joint Fire Authority bill goes from £59.05 to £61.95
THE TOTAL BILL GOES FROM £1237.65 to £1294.43.
THE BILL FOR EACH BAND...
Band A goes from £825.10 to £862.95
Band B goes from £962.62 to £1,006.79
Band C goes from £1,100.12 to £1,150.60
Band D goes from £1,237.65 to £1,294.43
Band E goes from £1,512.68 to £1,582.07
Band F goes from £1,787.72 to £1,869.74
Band G goes from £2,062.75 to £2,157.38
Band H goes from £2,475.30 to £2,588.85
A TALE OF TWO COUNCILS...
WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL…
has had a very generous grant from Central Government!
Is increasing its bill by just 2.5%!
Is building in some modest but sensible improvements in services!
The District Budget moved by the Tories and seconded by Liberal Leader Mike Oborski makes sense!
Liberals SUPPORTED the budget!
WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL…
has had a very mean grant from Central Government!
Is increasing its bill by 4.9%!
is cutting £3.5 million from services — half of it from Highways!
The Tory / Labour County Budget does NOT make sense!
Liberals OPPOSED the County Council Budget because…
The County Council is cutting £3.5 million from services — mostly from highways —
but is spending £1.775 million on County Hall including,
Spensing £620,000 ‘doing up’ the Council Chamber in Worcester!
We say that money should have been spent on improving services — NOT on County Hall and the Council Chamber!
THE TOTAL INCREASE...
...is just under 5% because the County proportion of the overall bill is much bigger than the District Council's share of the overall bill and the Police and Fire increases also push the bill towards 5%.