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Council Tax set to Increase

Written by on February 14, 2019

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Council Tax set to Increase

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According to research released today, households across the Daventry District are set to see their budgets tightened by the news that the majority of councils in England plan to increase council tax whilst continuing the trend of reducing or axing services that include adult social care and childrens care.

The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) [who conducted the research] suggest that from April, 75% of local authorities are set to increase tax by more than 2.5%. However Northamptonshire County Council (whom is fed in part by Daventry District Council) has been given permission to raise Council Tax Charges by as much as 5%

This will see Council Tax Charges for ‘Band D’ properties in the district increase by an average of £5.

What The Local Government Association (LGA) say:

  • Councils had “little choice”.
  • 8 in 10 councils believe the current funding system is “unsustainable”.
  • Figures are based on the responses from 158 senior council figures, including leaders, chief executives and finance directors, representing 123 of the 353 English local authorities.
  • Some 97% of local authorities surveyed were planning to raise council tax in 2019-20, but more than half (53%) still expect to have to dip into their reserves to cover costs.
  • The average council tax for a Band D home in England was £1,671 in 2018-19.
  • A local referendum is needed to increase council tax by 3% or more in most areas.
  • Authorities responsible for social care are allowed to increase council tax by a further 2%.

More Info: Daventry District Council Tax Charges

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