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Residents' extra council tax cash in South Holland needed to cover rising cost for drainage boards ahead of red diesel ban

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Ratepayers could foot the bill for the rising costs faced by South Holland’s drainage boards - with a Government rule change having a big impact.

People are set to be asked to pay more for services in the district in next year’s council tax bill - a 2.68% rise of £4.95 a year for those in band D homes.

At Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, district finance portfolio holder Peter Coupland revealed that the rise will bring in about £150,000 extra - and said this will be absorbed by drainage boards, who are putting up levies by 6%.

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