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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - LOW TAX 'EXCESSIVE'

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North Dorset DC was disappointed to receive a letter from local government minister Nick Raynsford indicating its 2...
North Dorset DC was disappointed to receive a letter from local government minister Nick Raynsford indicating its 2005-06 budget was 'excessive'. North Dorset has set one of the lowest council tax rates in England -£98 compared with the national average of£143. In February, the council increased its share of the tax by less than£20 per year for a band D property. The council has kept rates low by using income from investment and reserves, and by reducing costs.

Most residents understand the council cannot continue to support its spending from capital resources. There was cross-party agreement that the council tax would have to rise over the next five years. Now the council faces the threat that the government might cap its budget.

Liz Goodal

Chief executive, North Dorset DC
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