Council tax increase SHOCK: Will YOUR council tax bill go up this year?


Limited Government Secretary James Brokenshire announced the council tax hike this week. Neighbouring authorities are being given the freedom to increase the bills to provide an reserve £1.3 billion cash injection to help both social be fond of and roads. Mr Brokenshire said the amount this will take the entire fund to £46.4 billion next year and will “pave the way for a more assured, self-sufficient and reinvigorated local government”.

Will YOUR council tax nib go up this year?

Town halls will have the power to expansion council tax bills by three percent in April. 

People living in Ribbon D homes will see an increase from £1,671 to around £1,778. 

MPs voted on Tuesday in expedite of the new plans. 

Mr Brokenshire said he had listened to councils who wanted more of a say beyond the money they raised.

He also revealed he plans to allow some officialdoms to keep the business rates they collect.

Mr Brokenshire also bond to review the way money is split between areas.

He says the current method is “far too labyrinthine and frankly out of date”.

The minister said: “Strong, vibrant resilient communities are more than at all times key to unlocking a brighter future for our country.

“I hold these dedicated unshrouded servants in the highest regard and have faith in them to rise to the challenges that lie in front to see their people and places flourish with no-one left behind.”

But the meeting tax increase has faced backlash already. 

Labour’s communities spokesperson Andrew Gwynn hit encourage, saying councils had been “hung out dry” by the government over the last nine years. 

He utter: “There is no new new money, no new ideas, no recognition of the dire situation facing conventions.”

The Commons Public Accounts committee also criticised the Government for pursuing “short-term bailouts”.

They commanded they have left many town halls in “an extremely worrying assertion”. 

The committee called for a “meaningful long-term financial plan” instead.

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