Tayside and Central Scotland

Council tax rises for Falkirk and Perth and Kinross

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Councillors in Falkirk and Perth and Kinross have approved council tax rises.

The council tax will rise by 3% in Falkirk, an increase of £32 a year for a Band D property.

In Perth and Kinross, the council tax will increase by 2%, a rise of £23 a year for a Band D property.

Local authorities in Stirling and Dundee will vote on Thursday on whether or not to increase council tax in their areas.

Scotland's 32 local authorities are deciding their council tax rates following a nine-year-long national council tax freeze.

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