Causeway Coast and Glens Councillors Adjourn Meeting, No Decision Made on Rates for Coming Financial Year

Causeway Coast and Glens Councillors met last night to discuss setting rates for the coming financial year. However, no decision was made, and the meeting was adjourned. The councillors have agreed to reconvene on Monday, with just two days left before the February 15th deadline.

Some councillors raised concerns about needing more information about proposals for cost-saving and generating revenue. They were informed that committees responsible for the three largest spending service areas had received related papers since September.

A report presented to the councillors before the meeting indicated that without action, the pressure on rates was expected to rise by 17.4% due to factors such as inflation, fuel costs, and especially staff pay increases.

The report suggested measures that would result in a 7.95% rate increase, costing the average household around £40 per year.