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Brighton and Hove council tax referendum on social care

20 January 2014 Last updated at 14:39 GMT

A potential council tax rise of 4.75% to help fund Brighton and Hove's adult social care services is set to trigger a referendum in May, which could cost £230,000.

Council leader Jason Kitcat said it was "right to let the people decide" on the proposed rise, pointing out that council tax had risen by 1.9% while inflation had been 9.6% since the Green Party took over as a minority administration.

He said the extra money was needed to pay for services for elderly and disabled people.

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