Councils defend council tax hikes

By Heather Jameson | 27 March 2019

Councils have had ‘little choice’ but to raise council tax to protect local services, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said, after the latest tax rises were revealed.

Figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) show average Band D council tax will rise by 4.8% for 2019-20 to £1,750.

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