Posted by: westlancashirerecord | December 2, 2018

20 Years Of Council Tax

The TaxPayers’ Alliance reveals that since 1997 council tax in England as a whole has increased by 57 per cent in real terms. Seven years on from the introduction of the council tax freeze scheme in 2010 – a coalition government policy of providing grants to local authorities in England to allow them to freeze Council tax – it appears that the days of inflation busting increases are back. West Lancashire tax increased by 49.92% .

Although in 2010-11 there were no council tax increases, and the numbers remained well below their pre-freeze scheme levels in the following years, 306 councils increased council tax in 2016-17, and this year this number has jumped to 331, well within the usual rate of increases.


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