BREAKING NEWS: Council tax rise

Doncaster's Mansion House
Doncaster's Mansion House

THERE will be a slight increase in council tax this year after councillors approved the figure this afternoon.

As levels charged by the council remained frozen, it was announced there would be a rise because of South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service precepts.

However, Coun Mark Thompson said the borough’s tax was still one of the lowest in the country during the approval at a full council meeting held in the Mansion House.

The total council tax for Doncaster residents is £1,301.80 in 2012/13 compared to the previous £1,294.21 in 2010/11 for a Band D property.

Police has increased from £132.33 in 2011/12 to £137.55 in 2012/13.

Fire announced a rise from £60.17 to £62.54.

All 48 councillors unanimously voted in favour of the overall figure.