New tax rise hits Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 15:27 11 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:27 11 February 2016

Hertsmere finance chiefs want to increase council tax bills

Hertsmere finance chiefs want to increase council tax bills


Council chiefs are taking advantage of a new government rule to announce a new tax increase to hit people in Potters Bar in April.

Hertsmere Borough Council had been intending to increase council tax bills by £3.12 a year in 2016/17 - the first rise in seven years.

But today, the authority announced it will increase its share of household council tax bills by £5 per year in the light of a provisional government settlement announced yesterday,

The increase is subject to approval by the cabinet on February 17, and full council on February 24.

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