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Highland councillors agree to council tax rise

Highland councillors have approved a 3% increase in council tax.

The rise was proposed by Highland Council's coalition of independent, Lib Dem and Labour councillors as part of efforts to close a £15m budget gap.

A meeting of the full council in Inverness also agreed to a "package of savings".

The administration said about 50 posts would be cut, but was "confident" this could be managed to avoid redundancies "where possible".

The council tax rise means an increase of £35.93 per annum on a band D property.

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