Published On: Sun, Oct 17th, 2021

Council tax increase: How much YOUR bill could rise by | Personal Finance | Finance


Kate Ogden, a research economist at the IFS, said: “The Government has stepped up with billions in additional funding for councils to support them through the last 18 months, it is likely to have to find billions more for councils over the next couple of years if they are to avoid cutting back on services, even if they increase council tax by 4 percent a year or more.

“The coming financial year is likely to be especially tough, with the likelihood of at least some ongoing COVID-19-related pressures, and a particularly tight overall spending envelope pencilled in.

“At the same time, Government needs urgently to deal with a local government funding system which is becoming hopelessly out of date, being based on population levels and characteristics in 2013.

“This results in manifest unfairnesses in the distribution of resources between councils.”



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