Dumfries and Galloway Council has hit out at the Scottish Government, blaming it for an impending increase in council tax and water costs.Read the full story ›
Find out about the changes to income tax and council tax, as well as the Scottish Greens controversial deal with the SNP government.Read the full story ›
Scottish Borders Council has confirmed a three percent council tax increase will come into force in April.
The increase sees an end to to a nine-year freeze of Council Tax under the SNP Government, and will bring the local authority a raised income of £3.7m.
The announcement was made as the council revealed its proposed budget for the next 12 months.
It's receiving £8.362m less in funding from the Scottish Government, and will use the council tax hike to make up for this.
The council is also planning to cut an estimated 123 posts - this could mean job losses, however there are currently 150 vacancies therefore some of these could simple be retired.
Cumbria County Council's cabinet has agreed a 3.99 percent council tax hike.
Two percent of the increase will be spent on Adult Social Care.
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Cumbria County Council's cabinet has agreed to increase council tax by 3.99% for 2017 to 2018. A final decision will be made on 16 February.Read the full story ›
Borderers are set to face a council tax rise from February.Read the full story ›
Cumbria County Council has been forced to respond to rumours that a proposed council tax rise is being levied to fund flood recovery.
We've ruled out any possible council tax increases for carrying out flood repairs. The funding that we're going to be asking for, and we'll be going down to the government in the next two weeks, for the Cumbrian ASK and the Flood ASK, is around £500 million we think."
That's an increase of £13 million on last year's figure and it has been criticised by the area's Conservative MSPRead the full story ›
A man from Brampton who failed to pay more than £3,000 in council tax has been jailed.
Stewart Forster, 43, of Beckside Gardens, failed to pay Carlisle City Council £3,413.85.
He was found guilty at Carlisle Magistrates' Court in November last year, and was ordered to repay the debt at £300 per month, and given a suspended committal sentence.
However he didn't pay up as ordered, and was arrested.
He's now been sentenced at the Magistrates' Court to 109 days in prison.