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."