DTC raises concerns over Daventry Town Special Expenses

Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:08 by Daventry Town Council

Members of Daventry Town Council (DTC) have raised concerns in relation to the recent council tax increase, by Daventry District Council, of 38% for Daventry Town Special Expenses.

Daventry Special Expenses are levied on residents of Daventry town by Daventry District Council (DDC). The special expenses cover the cost of maintaining the Holy Cross Church Yard and other open spaces in Daventry Town which are owned by the DDC.

For the next tax year, beginning in April 2018, there will be an increase of 38.3% for residents of Daventry which, on a Band D property, will mean an increase from £55.89 to £77.28.

Answers received as to why this increase is so high have been vague.

Members of DTC have therefore written to Ian Vincent, CEO of DDC, in the interest of openness and transparency, asking for a more detailed explanation to the rationale behind this increase.

DTC has yet to receive a response from the District Council.

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