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Rate rises in the south

Ratepayers to see increases in Port Erin and Malew

Two local authorities in the south of the Island have announced rates increases.

Port Erin Commissioners has set the rate at 307 pence in the pound, an increase of 1.66%.

The board says this will cost the average household an additional £6 during the 2019-20 financial year.

Meanwhile, Malew Parish Commissioners announced a first increase since 2015, with the rates levied at 185 pence in the pound, which equates to roughly £15 per property.

The authority cites increased expenses as a result of central government policy for the rise.

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