Council tax rise in Brighton

People living in Brighton and Hove will be paying almost two per cent more council tax in the next year.

Council tax rise agreed for Brighton

People living in Brighton and Hove will be paying almost two per cent more council tax this financial year.

Councillors approved the 1.96 per cent rise last night - the maximum increase allowed. Labour supported the minority Green administration's plan to increase the tax by the maximum amount possible. The Conservatives recommended a tax freeze.

Green councillors said the rise was necessary to safeguard services.