Commons Levy set for 2020/21

Maintaining stable finances continues to be a key objective for the WPCC Board which, given the need for investment in the built infrastructure of the Commons in particular, presents an ongoing challenge.

On the basis of the management accounts as at 31st December 2019 and the forecast for the remainder of the financial year, it is expected that there will be an operating deficit for the 2019/20 financial year (ending 31st March 2020) although the costs that have led to the deficit are non-recurring, in this instance, repairs to the Maintenance Centre.

The Board have also approved the budget for 2020/21, incorporating an increase in the aggregate WPCC Special Levy to £1,247,857. This represents an increase of 51 pence from £29.90 in 2019/20 to £30.41 in 2020/21 for a Council Tax Band D property, representing an increase of 1.7%.