Properties in south Norfolk set for council tax increase

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Elected leaders at South Norfolk Council have recommended that the authority's council tax should be increased by 3.3pc.

If approved by a full meeting of the council on Tuesday, February 23 the 3.3pc rise would mean the annual band D council tax bill in 2016/2017 for South Norfolk Council would be £135, a rise of £4.32 compared to 2015/16's figure.

The council says the rise comes in the wake of significant reductions in government funding.

The proposed rise was set by the council's cabinet and if approved mean will be only the second time in nine years.

In papers discussed by council leaders officers say that 'having frozen council tax for seven out of the last eight years and facing significant funding reductions over the next four years, it is proposed that South Norfolk Council increases its council tax for a Band D property from £130.68 to £135'.

In Diss the town council has frozen its element of Council Tax for 2016/17.

It means a Band D property will continue to pay £149.90 a year to fund town council services.

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