CALDERDALE’S Cabinet is to recommend limiting the council tax increase to 2.5%.
If the recommendation is adopted by the council’s budget meeting on Monday, February 25, nearly half of all households in the borough will find themselves paying less than £20 a year extra for council services.
More than 40% of all households in Calderdale are in Band A for council tax valuations.
A couple in a Band A property and not qualifying for any rebate would pay £19.75 extra per year.
Council deputy leader Clr Stephen Baines said the increase was likely to be the lowest in West Yorkshire and among the lowest in the region.
He added: “What I am particularly pleased about is that this has been achieved without cuts to front-line services.
“In fact, in some areas – particularly adult social care and ‘looked after’ children and young people – , there has been a significant increase in spending.”
Kirklees leaders are proposing a 3% rise.