COUNCIL tax is set to rise by 1.26 per cent for Salisbury householders from April.

The bill for an average band D property is set to increase by £19.39 for the next financial year, from £1532.15 to £1551.54. It includes a 1.99 per cent increase for police, from £157.77 to £160.92, and a 1.99 per cent increase for fire services, from £62.38 to £63.62.

The Salisbury City Council element will rise 16.6 per cent, from £90 to £105, while the Wiltshire Council element is expected to remain the same as 2013/14, at £1,222. Wiltshire councillors are expected to approve the rise on February 25.