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SCOTTISH TAX TO RISE BY DOUBLE INFLATION

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Council tax bills in Scotland will increase by more than twice the rate of inflation, according to figures publishe...
Council tax bills in Scotland will increase by more than twice the rate of inflation, according to figures published by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

The average Scottish band D council tax in 1995-96 will be £708.27, compared with £668.41 in 1994-95 - a rise of 6%. The highest charge will be in Edinburgh at £827.36 and the lowest on the mainland will be £562 in Kincardine and Deeside.

Scottish secretary Ian Lang said the council tax figures showed councils had been crying wolf over this year's spending limit. Speaking at last week's COSLA conference he praised Stirling DC for reducing its council tax by 0.6%.

Mr Lang is yet to decide whether to cap Strathclyde RC after it transferred revenue to capital spending (LGC, 10 March).

The deadline for setting budgets passed at midnight last Friday with 10 confirmed spending rebels. All parties on Sheffield City Council and Barnsley MBC confirmed cap- busting budgets on Friday.

Latest LGC/Capita survey figures show average band D council tax bills in England and Wales will increase by 5.2% to £597.76.

Liverpool City Council has set the highest band D tax so far at £962.68, up 11.1%.

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