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Council tax to rise by 3% in Orkney

Councillors in Orkney have approved a 3% council tax rise.

The increase will add £31 to bills for a Band D property.

Local authorities have been increasing the basic rate of council tax by up to 3% for the first time since 2007, however higher-band properties are paying more automatically after MSPs approved changes.

The 3% rise will see Band H properties in Orkney pay £542.60 more.

Orkney council tax changes
Band 2016/17 2017/18 Increase
A £691.33 £712.00 £20.67
B £806.56 £830.67 £24.11
C £921.78 £949.33 £27.55
D £1,037.00 £1,068.00 £31.00
E £1,267.44 £1,403.23 £135.79
F £1,497.89 £1,735.50 £237.61
G £1,728.33 £2,091.50 £363.17
H £2,074.00 £2,616.60 £542.60

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