Proposed council tax rise in Kent announced

Cllr Paul Carter at this morning's news conference Credit: ITV Meridian

Kent County Council leader Cllr Paul Carter has announced a proposed council tax increase of 1.99 per cent - the maximum possible without triggering a referendum. It comes as County Hall struggles to balance the books in the face of cuts in Government grant.

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Planned council tax rise in Kent

Kent County Council leader Cllr Paul Carter has announced a proposed council tax increase of 1.99% - the maximum possible without triggering a referendum.