Millions face council tax rise

Millions of low-income households face a steep rise in their council tax bills from April, according to research published.

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Local government minister on new council tax changes

Our reforms will localise council tax support and give councils stronger incentives to support local firms, cut fraud, promote local enterprise and get people into work. We are ending the 'something for nothing' culture and making work pay.

Under the last government, council tax bills doubled.

The coalition Government has worked with councils to freeze council tax for two years, with a further freeze offered for this year.

We are cutting council tax in real terms for hard-working families and pensioners, and we are on the side of people who work hard and want to get on.

– Local government minister Brandon Lewis

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