Surrey council tax goes up

Surrey County Council has voted to increase its council tax by 2.99%.

Of that, 0.99% is an increase in general council tax, with the remaining 2% ringfenced for adult social care.

The council said the increase would add £0.94p a week to a Band D property’s bill.

The full council voted through the increase on 7 February.

The council could have increased it by a further 2%, but council leader Tim Oliver said: “This is not the year to be adding to the pressure for residents so that is why we’ve worked really hard to keep it down to the lowest level we possibly can.”

If you have news for Sussex and Surrey, contact us on