Revealed: How much council tax will rise in West Norfolk

West Norfolk council is warning about a tax scam. Picture: Ian Burt

West Norfolk council is warning about a tax scam. Picture: Ian Burt

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Council tax payers in West Norfolk were left facing another hike to their bills, after the borough council voted to increase its share of them.

A 5.9pc increase in the county council’s share and a 5.5pc increase in the amount charged by Norfolk police left tax payers facing a combined increase of £86.96 on an average Band D property.

Now West Norfolk has voted by 44 to seven to up its charge by 4.2pc from £116.37 to £121.37, an increase of £4.50.

The move will see the bill for an average Band D property in King’s Lynn rise from £1,674.44 to £1,765.26.

Council leader Brian Long told tonight’s full council meeting the authority was forced to put up its council tax as funding from central government declined. He added the increase was the lowest in Norfolk.

Increases to car parking charges were also agreed. In King’s Lynn, a £37.50 monthly season ticket will rise to £40 from April. An annual ticket will go up from £350 to £400.

For the multi-storey car park in St James’ Street, a new season ticket will be introduced costing £800.

In Hunstanton, a 12-month season ticket will go up from £200 to £220. Overnight parking charges will double from £1 to £2.

The prices of other council services will increase by 3.4pc.

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