For more information on how the new council tax rates could affect you. Visit the Resolution Foundation website. Here you will find a download of their research which explains how you may be affected.
– A council spokesperson
We welcome the ruling of the court, and the findingthat our consultation process was fair and lawful. We hope that thelocalised council tax reduction scheme agreed by Full Council last month willnow be introduced from the start of the financial year
A woman from Haringey is already planning an appeal against a high court's ruling to uphold her local council's decision to make certain residents pay more of their council tax.
– The lawyer representing the woman who can't be named for legal reasons
"We are disappointed with the decision, which potentially means that 25,000 of the poorest, most vulnerable people in Haringey face the prospect of paying council tax for the first time. However, the judge has granted permission to appeal the ruling which we hope will take place as soon as possible. Research has shown that council tax bills could rise by up to £600 a year from April for some households. This is a lot of money to low-income families and many will simply not be able to afford the extra payments as they are already struggling to cover the basics such as food and heating."
A single mother is set to take a council tax fight with her local authority to the Court of Appeal after failing in a High Court challenge.
The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, says the London Borough of Haringey acted unlawfully when consulting on a council tax reduction scheme.
The court case comes after news that millions of the countries poorest household could face an increase in the amount of council tax they pay from April.
Independent researchers the Resolution Foundation found that some of them could end up paying an extra 20% of their full council tax bill, that before may have be subsidised by benefits.