Swale Borough Council Sets 2019/20 Council Tax

Swale Borough Council Sets 2019/20 Council Tax

Band D households will will be paying £3.35 per week for Swale Borough Council's portion of the Council tax services from April.

Council tax for the 2019/20 financial year was set at last night's full council meeting, with band D households set to pay £174.42 a year to the council, an increase of £4.59 (2.7%).

Most properties (63.7%) in Swale are in bands A-C meaning that their rise will be even less than this.

Cllr Duncan Dewar-Whalley, Cabinet Member For Finance at the council, told SFM News: "Dark Stormy clouds are on the horizon. We have to look to a very uncertain future. Most importantly this budget will give the new administration, whatever the political make up, in May a sound and solid foundation to work from and will be able to use our assets to the best advantage, regenerating our borough, making certain that our investments provides a regular income to offset annual costs and to contribute to our self financing strategy".

Charges for Swale Borough Council services are only one element of the final council tax bill residents receive. The charges being for a band D property are:


Band D

Increase (%)

Kent County Council



Kent Police and Crime Commissioner



Swale Borough Council



Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority



For more information about council tax, visit www.swale.gov.uk/council-taxThe council meeting discussing the proposals took place last night (Wednesday, 20th February) and the report can be viewed on the council's website. Areas with town or parish councils will also have to pay for their services. This is set by each individual parish/town councils, and averages £43.13 where applicable.


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