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North Yorkshire Firefighters Consider 8% Council Tax Rise

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6:45am 22nd January 2014

The share of the council tax used to pay for fire services in North Yorkshire could rise by up to 8.05%.

The county's Fire Authority says it's one of a range of options which also includes taking the government's council tax freeze offer. But fire bosses insist that whatever happens there will not be any cuts to front line emergency services over the coming year.

A proposed rise of more than 1.99% would lead to a vote across the county where people would decide if it should happen.

It'll take a decision on what to do at a budget meeting next month but is now asking for views from the public.

For more details on what's being considered head to the North Yorkshire Fire Service website and you can give your views by e-mailing CAO.ServiceInformation@northyorksfire.gov.uk, or leave a comment on their Facebook page North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, or send a message on Twitter @NorthYorksFire by the 31st January.

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