Council tax

Council tax hikes to over £1,800 in some regions as second largest increase in a decade set to bite

Band D households can expect to see council tax bills rise by a typical 4.5% in April, making it the second biggest increase in 10 years. 

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Brace yourself for council tax rises of up to 5% in 2019, adding £80 a year to the average bill

Households can expect to see council tax rise by as much as 5% in 2019 following the publication of the government’s annual local government funding settlement.

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Council tax to double on empty homes

Owners of properties left vacant for two years or more could see their council tax double.

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95% of councils in England plan to hike council tax

Almost all councils in England (95%) plan to raise council tax this April, according to research from the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU).

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Council tax in England up 57% in 20 years

Taxpayers in England have experienced a rise in council tax 15 times for every cut made in the last 20 years, according to research from the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA).

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Council tax could rise by almost 6% from April

Local authorities will soon be able to increase council tax bills by up to 5.99% without consulting residents, the government has announced.

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Use of bailiffs by councils jumps in two years

Local councils are increasingly resorting to using bailiffs as 2.3 million debts were passed on in 2016/17.

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Council tax rise on the cards for most

The majority of councils in England and Wales say they will be forced to increase council tax in the 2017/18 financial year, according to new research by the Local Government Information Unit.

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Council tax bills can rise by up to 5% in England next year

Some councils in England have been given the green light to raise taxes by up to 5% in each of the next two financial years.

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Council tax arrears problems soar

Local authorities shouldn’t be able to pass council tax debts on to bailiffs for the most vulnerable people, say two leading charities, as arrears problems soar.

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