BREAKING: Doncaster announces hike in Council Tax

Doncaster residents will see their council tax increase by just under 3% it was announced today.

The rise in tax comes before Sheffield City Council announce its own 2.99% rise this Wednesday

Doncaster Council’s hike was approved in the annual revenue budget, which includes a further 2% increase as part of the government’s social care precept, which contributes towards the pressures in Adults Social Care.

64% of council expenditure for 2019/20 will be on Adult’s and Children’s Services, supporting the most vulnerable in society.

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “Austerity is not over! Doncaster Council has had to make cuts of over £260million per year since austerity began in 2010.”

She said she is extremely disappointed that the government has not dealt with the national funding problems for local authorities.

Though the hike is the lowest in the region, it is still likely to affect many households who are already in financial difficulties.