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

Councillors 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, refuse, schools and social care.

This will rise to £1,485.86 if the plans are approved.

As well as Wiltshire Council, locals also have to pay tax to their own town or parish council.

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

People also have to pay for 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 10.30am at County Hall in Trowbridge. It is open to the public and proceedings will be live streamed on the council's website.

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