Sunderland council taxpayers are on course for a 5% rise from April this year.
The figure put forward by number crunchers, officers and senior councillors is for a 4.99% rise, which will need to be further debated and subject to a vote in full council - though it's rare the proposed rates change.
The rise would mean the vast majority of Sunderland households (those in Band A) paying an extra £43.08 per year - pushing it over the £900 mark from £863.21 to £906.29.
Council chiefs point out that it's an extra 83 per week. If you pay monthly that's an extra £3.59, or £4.38 a month if you are one of the many who pay in 10 installments.
Not a massive rise, but when times are tight every little nibble out of the monthly budget counts - particularly when it's on top of previous above-inflation council tax rises in previous years.
The council tax bill for a family in a Band A property paying monthly in 10 installments will be £90.67p if the rise goes ahead.
Council tax bands are determined by house prices, and there are 77,820 properties in Sunderland in the Band A bracket.
Those in higher brackets naturally see a bigger chunk added to their bill, with Band H properties paying £129.22 extra (£2.47 a week more, or an extra £10.77 per calendar month).
Though it's worth noting there are only 20 houses in this bracket in Sunderland.
Here's the full list of rises proposed for Sunderland:
Proposed rate: £906.29
Rise: £43.08 (83p per week)
Sunderland properties in this bracket: 77,820
Proposed rate: £1,057.33
Rise: £50.25 (97p per week)
Properties in this bracket: 18,002
Proposed rate: £1,208.38
Rise: £57.43 (£1.10 per week)
Properties in this bracket: 16,452
Proposed rate: £1,359.43
Rise: £64.61 (£1.24 per week)
Properties in this bracket: 8,553
Proposed rate: £1,661.53
Rise: £78.97 (£1.52 per week)
Properties in this bracket: 3,155
Proposed rate: £1,963.62
Rise: £93.32 (£1.79 per week)
Properties in this bracket: 1,048
Proposed rate: £2,265.72
Rise: £107.69 (£2.07 per week)
Properties in this bracket: 624
Proposed rate: £2,718.86
Rise: £129.22 (£2.49 per week)
Properties in this bracket: 20