Council Tax to Rise 5% - Adding £100s to Bills for Millions of People from April
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More than half of local authorities are planning a 5% council tax rise in April - seven times the rate of inflation. It comes as millions of people remain out of work as the pandemic continues to hammer the economy
More than half of local authorities are planning to increase the levy by the maximum 5% - seven times the rate of inflation.
It comes despite rising unemployment with the Chancellor under pressure to extend furlough to support those who have lost work since the start of the pandemic.
According to the Local Government Chronicle, 53% of councils have so far proposed putting up their bills by the maximum amount.
These include Band D increases of £84.60 in Dorset, £75.05 in Cheshire East and, £75.60 in Wiltshire.
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