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Plymouth City Council increases tax by almost 2%

Plymouth City Council
Image caption Plymouth City Council has approved a council tax increase of 1.99%

A council tax rise of almost 2% and a £3.5m city centre investment have been approved by councillors in Plymouth.

The increase of 1.99% for Plymouth City Council is the maximum possible without triggering a local referendum.

The budget presented at the Labour-led council for 2015-16 was approved by a margin of one vote.

Councillors also approved £3.5m plans to upgrade the city's Pannier Market and shop fronts.

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