Surrey County Council has announced its council tax proposal for 2019/20. The council’s Cabinet will make a formal recommendation on 29 January. A final decision will be taken at a meeting of Surrey’s Full Council on 5 February.
Mel Few, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “Our focus has to be on ensuring that the county’s finances are in a sustainable position to meet the growing demand for essential services while also allowing us to improve them in years to come.
“In addition there is a need to minimise our use of reserves to avoid them becoming too low, so unfortunately there is no choice for us but to recommend an increase in council tax of 2.99% this year.”