MORAY’S council tax will increase by 3% for the year ahead.
The area's elected members agreed the 2018/19 rise at the start of budget talks this morning.
That will raise an additional £1.2 million for the cash-strapped authority, which is looking to shave £6.4 million from its spending.
The rise means for a Band A property, tax will increase from £779 to £803; for Band D it will go from £1,169 to £1,204 and for Band H it will rise from £2,864 to £2,950.
The rates do not include charges for water or waste water, which is collected alongside council tax on behalf of Scottish Water, nor do they take into account any council tax reduction, discount or exemption.