COUNCIL tax in Wiltshire is set to rise by 1.99% if councillors give plans the green light next week.

At a meeting on Tuesday, county council members will vote on whether the rise should be implemented – which is equivalent to an increase of £28.99 for Band D homes.

Currently, the average taxpayer shells out £1,456.87 a year to the authority to cover costs including highways, refuge, schools and social care.

But this will now rise to £1,485.86 if the plans are approved.

As well as Wiltshire Council, locals also have to pay tax to Salisbury City Council.

And on Monday, city councillors voted to keep council tax at its current level, meaning residents will continue to pay £208 a year – for a Band D home.

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This is the same level they have been at since April 2018.

However, most locals will be charged the Band C rate of £184.91, as this is the bracket which makes up most of the city.

In total, council tax is expected to bring in £3,064,133 for the city authority in the 2020/21 financial year, members of Full Council were told on Monday night.

However, as well as this tax, locals also have to pay to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon. It's chiefs have proposed a £12 Band D-rise to £218, which is currently being scrutinised as part of a public consultation.

Locals also have to pay to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority, which will reveal it’s 2020/21 rate soon.

Wiltshire Council's Budget Scrutiny Meeting takes place on Tuesday at County Hall in Trowbridge.

Starting at 10.30am, it will also be broadcast at: