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Martin Lewis talks council tax updates

Council tax increases will exacerbate the cost of living crisis, with a rise in National Insurance, a dramatic rise in energy bills and reductions in benefits and pensions in real terms all hitting the Great Britain. -Brittany. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a £150 rebate for households designed to help cope with soaring bills last month, but with council tax set to rise by 4.4% in some regions, it will not go far enough for thousands of people in the UK. the lowest incomes.

Shaun Davies of the Local Government Association warned that councils faced a “tough choice” between hike bills or cut services.

He told the Mirror: ‘The Government continues to rely on council tax raising powers to increase the basic purchasing power of councils’

Leveling Secretary Michael Gove has said councils will get ‘£3.5billion more’ than in 2021/22, but that is only achievable if they impose such increases in taxes.

Currently, council tax can be increased by 2.99% without a referendum, but it can be doubled provided the additional 3% is spent on social assistance.

Authorities that did not use all of their 2.99% allocations last time can carry them over to the next fiscal year.

The housing tax should increase by at least 3% from April (Image: Getty)

Of 151 councils that run social care, a study by The Mirror found that 89 were planning increases of 2.99% – the maximum normally allowed this year.

And another 39 planned to tap into unused allowances to allow increases above 2.99%.

Six of those authorities – Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Sandwell, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Rutland – are expected to impose a 4.99% hike.

All of this could drive the average Band D bill up by more than £100 in a year. The average Band D bill in England is already £1,898 a year, up from £1,439 in 2010/11.

Shadow Leveling Up Secretary Lisa Nandy said: “It is stunning that Rishi Sunak is hitting us with yet another Conservative tax hike as inflation spikes, energy bills, food prices food are going up and people are already facing a Tory tax hike on National Insurance.

“It’s a typical Tory scam. They took £15billion out of our communities and ordered councils to fill the gap.

“It’s like promising us a five and then taking away a ten.”

Around 20million households in AD council tax brackets will get a £150 rebate as Direct Debit customers added it to their accounts in April, but more than half of England’s regions will see a £150 hike £50 or more in the band. bills d.

Households not domiciled are invited to set them up to make it easier for them to collect the rebate.

The news comes after councils were forced to pass on years of above-inflation hikes to cope with Tory austerity.

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak announced a £150 household rebate designed to help with soaring bills last month (Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty)

Central government funding for local services has been insufficient to cope with the mounting pressures facing communities, experts have said.

Kate Ogden, research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, explained the significance of this tax increase.

After the autumn budget, Ms Ogden said: ‘The government has stepped up billions of dollars in additional funding for councils to support them over the past 18 months.

“Councils will probably have to find billions more over the next two years if they are to avoid cutting services, even if they raise council tax by 4% a year or more.

“The coming fiscal year will likely be particularly challenging, with the likelihood of at least some ongoing COVID-19 related pressures, and a particularly tight overall spending envelope.

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Shadow Leveling Up Secretary Lisa Nandy said: “It is stunning that Rishi Sunak is hitting us with yet another Conservative tax hike as inflation spikes, energy bills, food prices food are going up and people are already facing a Tory tax hike on National Insurance.

“It’s a typical Tory scam. They took £15billion out of our communities and ordered councils to fill the gap.

“It’s like promising us a five and then taking away a ten.”

Around 20million households in AD council tax brackets will get a £150 rebate as Direct Debit customers added it to their accounts in April, but more than half of England’s regions will see a £150 hike £50 or more in the band. bills d.

Households not domiciled are invited to set them up to make it easier for them to collect the rebate.

The news comes after councils were forced to pass on years of above-inflation hikes to cope with Tory austerity.

Distressed woman looking at bills

The average Band D council tax bill in England is currently £1,898 a year (Image: Getty)

A spokesman for the Department of Leveling, Housing and Communities said: ‘We have given town halls the biggest increase in their purchasing power in 10 years – and those who try to raise bills excessively will face a public vote.

“We’ve also given the average working family an extra £1,000 in their pockets this year by increasing Universal Credit and we’re giving rebates on council taxes and energy bills to help lower the cost of living.”

Enter your postcode into the calculator and select your council tax bracket below to see your area’s projected increase from April 1, 2022.

Note that the figures only apply to the councils system in England, not Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, and all figures are taken from financial reports to Cabinet/Executive meetings and the Plenary Council.

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