Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford commits to not raise council tax above inflation

Watford Council is increasing council tax by just 1.5% for the upcoming financial year, the equivalent of an additional 8p per week for those in a Band D property.

This is the second year running where Watford’s council tax increase is the lowest of all Hertfordshire’s boroughs and districts. The increase is significantly lower than inflation which currently sits around 5%.

Hertfordshire’s Conservative-run County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner council tax increases are both significantly more than the Watford, at 3.99% and 4.96% respectively.

Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has committed to keeping council tax increases over the next 4 years below inflation, if re-elected in May’s mayoral election.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said “When talking to residents it is clear that the increasing cost of living is taking its toll. That’s why I am glad that Watford has managed to keep its council tax increases over the last 4 years below inflation while still delivering the level of services our residents expect.

“We are doing a number of other things in addition to support people in Watford who are struggling to meet every day costs, such as continuing to provide our popular free events, helping with home insulation and provide support to local businesses and entrepreneurs.”



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