Norfolk precept could rise for the first time in five years

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Norfolk county councillors are being asked to agree a first tax rise in five years.

If the 3.99 per cent rise is approved at a council meeting on February 22, it will mean an extra 88p a week on a Band D property.

Two per cent of the increase is to cover the extra demand for adult social care and the rest to protect council services.

Council leader George Nobbs said: “The message we have had back from our committees and our public consultation has been loud and clear - people are prepared to pay an extra 88p per week to protect services such as adult social care, fire and rescue, museums and libraries, and this is a picture that is going to repeated up and down the country.”