The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has reported that Council Tax bills will rise for everyone across Greater Manchester funding more police and public transport.
The combined authority are considering new budget proposals that would mean an average increase of £33 per household.
Council leaders are proposing to raise the police part of tax bills by £24, to generate £18m.
A meeting on Friday heard leaders are proposing to raise the police part of tax bills by £24, to generate £18m. This would fund 320 new police recruits, including 220 neighbourhood officers.
Leaders of the ten Greater Manchester authorities said they were effectively being forced to rely on raising tax rates to ‘bridge the gaps’ caused by massive cuts to funding from central government.
Stockport’s council leader Alex Ganotis said:
“We need to make our position clear, clearer than it has ever been, that this cannot continue year on year.
The full budget will be tabled for approval at a meeting on February 15. No change is proposed to the fire service element of the mayor’s tax bill.
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