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Lincolnshire's county councillors vote for allowance rise

Article Written By: BBC News

Lincolnshire's county councillors have voted to increase their allowances by 2.2%, putting their basic allowance at more than £10,000 a year.

The increase will mean they receive an extra £222 a year.

UKIP councillors at the Conservative-controlled council had called for a 1% decrease and Labour councillors abstained from the vote.

Council tax has also been increased by 1.9% - which will mean a rise of £20 a year for a Band D tax payer.

Job cuts

The hike takes the annual bill for a band D property to £1,085, not including other charges from district and city councils and police.

The council tax had been frozen for the past four years.

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Published: Saturday 21st February 2015

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