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'Millions of low-income families face council tax rise'

31 January 2013 Last updated at 19:23 GMT

Many of the poorest households in England face council tax rises from April as a result of government funding cuts.

Most councils are expected to increase bills for people on low incomes, including some on benefits, to make up for a 10% shortfall from central government.

Some will have to pay council tax for the first time.

A typical bill will rise from April by between £100 and £250 a year, but some could rise as much as £600, the Resolution Foundation think tank says.

Mike Sergeant reports.