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Council tax in the Western Isles is set to increase by 3% in a effort to reduce a
Councillors will vote on Tuesday over the proposal which aims to raise an extra half
a million pounds.
The top four property bands were already set to increase after MSPs agreed the Scotland-wide
measure in November.
That will bring in an extra £160,000 for the comhairle while a 3% hike across the
board tops the sum up to £540,000.
Councillors to vote over 3% council tax increase
6 February 2017
Bands E, F, G and H will go up twice - firstly, due to new Scottish Government legislation
to increase the top four bands from April 2017.
A 3% rise which the comhairle looks certain to approve this week will apply a further
The column on the far right of the table shows the council tax islanders will pay
from April this year.
Council tax has been frozen for the past nine years but the Scottish Government permitted
local authorities leeway for a maximum 3% rise which the comhairle plans to implement
After tax band increase
After 3%rise - New council tax
Council tax rise