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Rise in council tax announced by Exeter City Council

By Echonews  |  Posted: December 05, 2012

Leader Pete Edwards claims Exeter's rise in council tax is modest

Leader Pete Edwards claims Exeter's rise in council tax is modest

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After a two year freeze, Exeter City Council is budgeting to raise council tax in the coming financial year.

In announcing its budget strategy at a meeting of Exeter's executive last night.

The proposal is to raise council tax by two per cent, which will raise an extra £96,000 for the authority.

Councillor Pete Edwards, leader of the city council, said it was a modest increase. He told the meeting: "Most homes are in council tax band C which would mean they would be paying an extra £2.20 a year.

"That works out about five pence a week which I think is quite modest."

The final council tax bill is calculated after budgets are set by the county council, police and fire authorities.

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