Council tax in Devon is to rise by 2% to help pay for adult social care.
The rise will help to pay for the Government's increase in the minimum wage, which would cost the council over £7 million more in care costs.
MORE TAX INCREASES ON THE WAY?
This 2% increase would be on top of any rise in the rate for general services, which will be decided at the annual budget meeting next month.
WHAT THE INCREASE COULD MEAN FOR YOU
If the total possible council tax rise of 3.99% is introduced then the average Band D property wold see a total increase of around £46 a year.
Devon County makes up the majority of the bill but the district council, police and fire service could put up their precept on council tax too, seeing bills rise by more than £60 this April.