Council tax to rise in Welwyn Hatfield

THE borough s share of the council tax will rise by more than 2.5 per cent, it was decided last night (Thursday). At a full meeting of Welwyn Hatfield Council, members agreed a recommendation from

THE borough's share of the council tax will rise by more than 2.5 per cent, it was decided last night (Thursday).

At a full meeting of Welwyn Hatfield Council, members agreed a recommendation from cabinet members to increase council tax by 2.54 per cent for the coming financial year.

Councillors also agreed the authority's total budget for 2009/10, which stands at �15,883,780 - an increase of �570,600 on 2008/09.

The budget was agreed by a majority of 34 to 3.

A motion proposing an alternative budget, by Lib Dem councillors, was defeated.