Council tax

Council tax rise on the cards for most

Friday, 10 February 2017 | News

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.

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

Thursday, 15 December 2016 | News

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.

Council tax arrears problems soar

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 | News

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.

Beat 2017/18 household bill hikes

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 | Article

Read our guide to how to weather the spring deluge on your finances, from council tax hikes to rising water bills.

Charity flooded by calls for help with council tax arrears

Thursday, 13 March 2014 | News

National debt charity StepChange saw a massive 77% increase in the number of people needing help due to council tax arrears last year.

Spending Review: £11.5 billion cuts announced

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | News

Chancellor George Osborne's 2013 spending review – covering how much the government will spend across departments in 2015-16 – contained a series of budget cuts hitting local government, policing, transport and business,...

Why can't we receive pension credit savings?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 | Question and Answer

The Pension Guarantee Credit provides a guarantee of a minimum level of weekly income for single people (£142.70) and couples (£217.90).

Four in 10 councils to increase council tax

Thursday, 28 February 2013 | News

Four out of 10 councils in England plan to raise its council tax from April, despite the offer of a government freeze grant, a survey has revealed.

Low-income families hit by £600 council tax rise

Friday, 08 February 2013 | News

Low-income families could see their council tax bills rise by as much as £600 a year, according to research by the Resolution Foundation think tank.

Council tax to be frozen until 2013

Monday, 03 October 2011 | News

George Osborne has announced that he is hoping to extend the current council tax freeze until 2013.