COUNCIL Tax for Barnsley residents is set to increase by 4.9 per cent this year. 

Budget proposals by the council for 2017/2018 recommend that council tax increases by 1.9 per cent to fund council services, and a further 3 per cent to fund adult social care.

The council's cabinet will review the budget proposals on February 8, before making a recommendation to Full Council to formalise the budget on February 23.