Finances For The Future with Key Projects


Dover District Council has published its draft budget for 2019/20, setting out key projects and spending priorities, as well as confirming proposals for the district council part of the Council Tax.

Key points include:

  • Council Tax increase of £4.95 or 2.7% for a Band D property, which remains the lowest district Council Tax in East Kent
  • Overall net expenditure levels increased only in line with inflation
  • No significant reductions in funding for services and no major changes in staffing levels
  • Additional resources for tourism, planning enforcement, apprenticeships, and digital services.

Cllr Keith Morris, Leader of Dover District Council said: “We continue to enable and deliver strong economic development across the district, with a range of major projects bringing opportunities for residents, delivering new jobs, housing, retail and cultural facilities.

“We are working hard to continue to deliver exciting investment opportunities and regeneration for the district, with innovative and cost effective services. We are maintaining services, and making improvements, while keeping Dover District Council’s Council Tax the lowest in East Kent.”

DDC Cabinet agreed the draft budget on 4 February, and this is available to view on the Council website. DDC has published a new budget update document summarising the key points of the budget, outlining our priorities for the future and inviting comments. The budget is being considered by Full Council on 6 March.

For more information on the budget, or to add your feedback on the proposals, please see the Budget Summary pages.


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