Council tax hike for East Dunbartonshire residents

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Residents in East Dunbartonshire will see a rise in their council tax for the coming year.

The local authority last night (Thursday) voted to increase the rate by 3.95%.

The permitted maximum increase was 4.79%.

Despite the rise, the council says it will still face a budget deficit of some £5.3 million and joint council leader Vaughan Moody (LibDem) said this morning (Friday) that “some difficult decisions will once again have to be made at the budget meeting on March 21”.

Full story in this week’s Herald.