COUNCIL tenants in the Wee County have until the end of the week to air their views on a proposed 1.5 per cent rent increase.

Clackmannanshire Council is consulting on the proposed rise for the 2020-21 financial year ahead as part of the budget setting process.

The rent increase would help with continued investment and to maintain a "high level of satisfaction", says the local authority.

An online survey is available via and highlights the proposed rise is below the September rate of inflation of 1.7 per cent.

The proposed hike would amount to an increase of around £1.21 per week on average over 48 weeks.

People are being asked if the rent represents good value for money, whether if it is affordable and whether the council should consider building new housing.

It is understood that any current additions to the housing stock come from off-the-shelf purchases.

Those completing the survey are also able to leave additional comments.

The consultation will end on Friday, January 24, and should take around five minutes to complete.