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Budget sees rise in council tax

COMHAIRLE nan Eilean Siar has set its budget for 2017/18 without making further reductions to services or employees – but council tax will rise.

During last Tuesday’s budget meeting, the Comhairle raised council tax by three per cent, the maximum allowed by the Scottish Government. The council’s SNP group proposed an amendment opposing the rise but it was defeated in a vote.

Comhairle leader Angus Campbell said there had been good financial planning to balance out a ‘poorer than anticipated local government settlement’ from the Scottish Government.

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