Dundee CC plans 2.5 per cent council tax rise

Dundee City Council has announced plans to increase council tax by 2.5 per cent.

The local authority said the move would mean a rise of less than 60p per week for more than eight out of 10 households in the city.

The proposal will be put before councillors at a budget meeting on 23 February.

The Scottish National Party administration has assured the budget proposals will have ‘no impact on frontline services’ and has retained its policy of no compulsory redundancies, but said ‘minor voluntary redundancies’ would be sought ‘here and there’, particularly in the area of city development.

The budget proposals also include an investment to bring oil and gas industry decommissioning jobs to the city, and a planned increase in the school clothing grant from £81 to £100.

In other news Angus Council and Fife Council are set to vote on a proposed three per cent increase in council tax.

Murray Council and Shetland Council have also agreed a council tax rise of three per cent.

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