Here's what the average council tax bill is likely to be if you live in the Scarborough borough

Council tax payers in Scarborough will find themselves paying almost an extra £100 for local services compared to 12 months ago.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Monday, 25th February 2019, 2:51 pm
Updated Monday, 25th February 2019, 2:52 pm

With Scarborough Council due to set its budget on Friday, the full picture for ratepayers has become clear.

The borough authority, which makes up around 13% of a council tax bill, is proposing to increase its share of the precept by 2.99.%, or £6.82 a year for a Band D property.

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This comes on the back of North Yorkshire County Council, which takes in 70% of a council tax payment, upping its share by 4.99% including the social care element, adding £62.31 a year to the average Band D bill.

Last week, Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan was “reluctantly” allowed to impose an inflation-busting 9.8% rise to her share of the bill by the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel – an extra £22.95 for a Band D property.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will increase its share by 2.99% and those who live everywhere in the borough apart from Scarborough town centre will pay a town or parish council precept, which have gone up by an average of 3.96%.

That means that should Scarborough Council’s precept increase be approved a Band D property owner in the borough will be paying £1,896.08 in 2019/20.

This is an increase of £95.03 on the same property the previous year, a rise of 5.28%.