Council tax bills to rise as officials enjoy pay boost

PUBLISHED: 10:28 17 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:11 17 February 2016

County Hall is putting council tax bills up

County Hall is putting council tax bills up

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Council tax bills are set to soar in April, as County Hall is to increase its demands by nearly four per cent.

Hertfordshire County Council, which charges the great majority of council tax, will impose a 3.99 per cent increase for 2016/17.

The authority says two per cent of the proceeds will be ring-fenced for adult social care, and the rise has been forced by a massive government grant cut.

The news comes after a committee decision on Monday to increase top officers’ pay by one per cent, although inflation is just 0.3 per cent.

For a full report, see next week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, available in shops.

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