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27 January 2016

Councillor leader responds to Council Tax `flood levy` speculation

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Cumbria County Council Leader Stewart Young has responded to speculation that the council could increase Council Tax to fund flood recovery.

Councillor Young said:

“The council has no plans to implement a flood levy on its share of the Council Tax. The government has already cut the grant for Adult Social Care and asked us to replace that funding with a levy of 2% on Council Tax, on top of the 2% we were already considering. That would mean a 4% increase in our share of Council Tax. This will be considered at our Cabinet meeting next week. It is possible that District and Borough Councils could increase their share of the council tax to raise a flood levy, but that would be a matter for them."

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Cumbria County Council Leader Stewart Young has responded to speculation that the council could increase Council Tax to fund flood recovery