North West Wales

Gwynedd council tax to rise by 4.5% as budget is approved

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Image caption Council tax will rise in Gwynedd to help fill a £60m funding gap

Council tax in Gwynedd will rise by 4.5% after the council approved its budget for 2015/16.

The council said the increase was needed to fill a £60m funding gap in the £228m it needs to deliver local services.

It hopes to generate £58m from the tax increase, which equates to an extra 96p a week for an average band D household.

A further £2m will come from council balances, while £168m will be funded through a government grant.

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