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Draft Annual Plan 2023/24
Council consulted widely on the Long Term Plan in 2021, including a spike in rates this year of 11.8% - largely due to shifting the cost of rubbish collection to rates, instead of rubbish bag sales. What we didn’t predict at the time was the rapid rise in interest rates, high levels of inflation, staff shortages, and supply issues that everyone is facing right now. Those issues (among others) mean we are now facing a draft total rates increase of 16.9%.