Highest council tax rises in the country

The North East has seen the highest average council tax rises in the country this year. The average Band D bill will be up £13.81, which is 0.9%. The national average is only up by 0.3%.

However, the body which does the annual survey, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), says the increase is still relatively small. No local authority has increased the tax by more than 4%.