North Herts council tax hike goes through

North Herts District councillors last night rubber stamped a 1.5 per cent rise in council tax at a meeting of the full council in Letchworth GC. The rise will see the tax on a Band D property go up by 6p a week to �3.78 from April. Terry Hone the portfo

North Herts District councillors last night rubber stamped a 1.5 per cent rise in council tax at a meeting of the full council in Letchworth GC.

The rise will see the tax on a Band D property go up by 6p a week to �3.78 from April.

Terry Hone the portfolio holder for finance said the rise was necessary to help make up a budgetary shortfall of more than �1m this year.