“The passing of the budget means £82.7 million is coming the way of Orkney Islands Council, an additional £4.5 million on last year’s spending – an increase of 5.7%. The plans will provide the council with an increase in day-to-day revenue spending.”
Councillors decided that £89.4 million (£89,392,500) should be spent on running Council services in 2021 – 2022 and that savings of £476,600 should be found during the year ahead.
“The economic shockwaves of this pandemic have rocked families and households in Orkney, with many thousands facing falling earnings and rising costs.”
Council Tax charges should rise by 4.79%, which would increase the Band D annual charge from £1100 to £1153.
The Council Tax may be set to rise in Orkney by 3% and a loss of over 14 jobs
“charges in Orkney are set to rise by 3%, which would increase the Band D annual charge to £1,068. Orkney “