Rates in Douglas and Port Erin are going up

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Douglas Council this morning (Wednesday) agreed to a below-inflation increase in the rates charged to householders in the next financial year.

The rise will be 2p, taking the rate to 397p in the pound.

The rate in Port Erin has increased to 288p in the pound, an increase of 7p (or 2.4 per cent) over last year.

The commissioners blamed the hike in waste disposal charges and loss of the administration of Marashen Crescent housing committee as the reasons.Yesterday, Ramsey announced rates in the town would be unchanged. Click here to read that story.

Meanwhile, Braddan announced its rate would fall. Click here to read that story and to see the rates agreed in many other local authorities.

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