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However, he said the government was hitting local councils much harder than other parts of the public sector.
"Local government has taken a greater cut than any other part of the public sector," Cllr Carter said. "It is not a fair distribution in terms of with the demand and need for public services."
The biggest losers in terms of government grants in Kent are Thanet, which will see a reduction of 4.3% in grant money and Dover at 4.2%.
Tunbridge Wells will see a reduction of 3.8% while Medway will see government grants cut by 2.1%.
Local government minister Brandon Lewis said the government was providing enough money to enable councils to freeze bills.
"We expect local authorities to protect taxpayers and help bear down on the cost of living. That is why we have provided up to £550m of extra funding to local authorities so they can freeze council tax for the next two years."
But KCC - like many others - says the sums do not add up and a tax increase will cushion the impact of dwindling grants on key services.
Its budget sets out an increase in the council tax that equates to about an extra £18 next year for households - but would generate an extra £10m to cushion some of the impact of government cuts.
However, the government said it was considering forcing councils to stage public votes at a lower level.
An announcement will be made on that in the new year.
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