South East Wales

Rhondda Cynon Taf council agrees 3.8% council tax rise

One of Wales' largest councils has agreed to increase council tax by 3.8% as it set its budget for the next financial year.

A meeting of Rhondda Cynon Taf council on Wednesday approved the move, which means people in a Band D property will pay about £47 extra in 2015/16.

The overall budget was set at £456.4m, down from £466.7m in 2014/15.

As part of efforts to balance the books, the council agreed to use £4.3m of its reserves in 2015/16.

Controversial measures from the council included scrapping free full-time nursery care for children aged three.

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