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Diss Town Council tax hike decision deferred

PUBLISHED: 18:52 04 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:52 04 January 2018

East Anglian credit unions have teamed up with Change Account. Picture: PA

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A decision over whether to raise a town’s share of its council tax has been postponed - in a bid to try and keep the rise as low as possible.

Diss Town Council proposed a 15.3pc rise to its share of the council tax ahead of a meeting on Wednesday, January 3.

The proposed rise could be partly used to help cover an increase in staff salaries of between 2pc and 5pc and to help accommodate a 49pc reduction in revenue support grants from South Norfolk Council.

But at an extraordinary town council meeting, councillors chose to defer the decision until the next full council meeting on January 17.

A spokesman for Diss Town Council said: “Councillors have accepted that they do not much choice but they want to try and find a way of keeping increases to the smallest amount possible.”

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