WILTSHIRE Fire Authority has agreed to increase its share of the Council Tax bill for the coming year by 1.99 per cent.

For a Band D property the cost will be £63.62, an increase of £1.24 for the year.

The fire authority agreed its budget at a meeting last Thursday.

Its net revenue budget will be £24.8m, which is a 1.4 per cent reduction on the 2013/14 budget.

This includes a £297,900 contribution from general reserves.