‘Ludicrous’ current council tax situation needs to be tackled

05 April 2017

An ex-chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) has called for a government-commissioned independent review of council tax to address the ‘ludicrous existing situation’.

Lord Beecham, a LGA vice-president, said it was ‘grotesquely unfair’ that the top band paid only three times as much as the lowest and that bands were still based on 1991 values.

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