Scottish Borders Council advised to raise tax by 3%
Scottish Borders Council is being recommended to increase its council tax by 3% in April.
A previous indicative budget was based on a 1.5% rise but a report said doubling that could generate an extra £900,000.
It said that the money could be used to help support services and offset any service reductions.
If agreed the move would add about £30 a year to the bill for a band D property.
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The report said the vast majority of properties in the region - more than 60% - are in bands A to C.
It added that arrangements were in place to protect people on low incomes affected by any increase.