ISLE of Wight residents could see a 2.5 per cent increase in next year’s council tax bill according to a council report.
The figure was revealed in a budget review report to be discussed by councillors next week.
Council leader, Cllr David Pugh, told the County Press the rise — which will not be decided until next February — came off the back of a council tax freeze, funded by the government for the past two years
Cllr Pugh told the Isle of Wight County Press: "By increasing council tax by 2.5 per cent next year, we will be keeping council tax income at the current level.
"Unless we identify further savings or our grant allocation is different, this is the figure we are working on."
The final figure will not be decided on until February next year.