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Hike in council tax

SILHILLIANS could be facing an inflation-busting hike in their council tax bills, after another meagre Government grant.

SILHILLIANS could be facing an inflation-busting hike in their council tax bills, after another meagre Government grant.

Coun Ken Meeson, leader of the council, has warned that the authority would struggle to keep the tax rise below 3 per cent.

Latest figures show that Solihull will receive £54m from Government coffers - only 1.5 per cent more than last year.

To make up the shortfall, the council will be looking to make savings across the board.

Another small settlement from central Government is also likely to force up council tax bills.

This year there was an increase of 4.5 per cent (the Government cap stands at 5 per cent).

 

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