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Council tax to rise three per cent

RESIDENTS of Argyll and Bute face a three per cent rise in council tax and a hike in charges for fees and services.

Papers released today, Thursday, show Argyll and Bute Council’s plan to fill a £6 million budget gap will see it put an extra three per cent on council tax and increase charges for fees and services, if plans get the goahead at a budget meeting next week.

However, MSP Michael Russell says the local authority has the highest per capita support of any mainland council and did not need to increase the council tax.

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