Council tax to rise by 3% in Orkney

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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.

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