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Council tax freeze plan 'flouted', survey suggests

More than 40% of households in England are facing a council tax rise from April despite the government funding a freeze on bills, a survey suggests.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy figures show of an average increase of £4.39 a year.

The rise is because police and fire authority precepts, which form part of the total tax demand, are going up.

There is a bigger average increase in Wales of £25 a year, but bills are expected to be the same in Scotland.

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 01 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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