Moray Council to consider raising council tax

Moray CouncilMoray Council could become the first Scottish local authority to break the eight year council tax freeze.

None of Scotland’s 32 councils have increased tax since the Scottish Government introduced a freeze in 2007.

But Moray Council has now outlined plans to raise payments in a bid to meet an £11 million deficit over the next financial year.

It claimed the loss of £5m in government funding in the recent budget and a £150,000 penalty for failing to maintain teacher numbers have added to its difficulties.

The independent/Conservative led local authority will meet later to discuss the possibility of increasing bills ahead of setting its budget next month.

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