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Government rejects call for council tax changes

The government has rejected calls for single person council tax discounts to be scrapped for people with larger homes.

Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis said: "Single person council tax discount is a long-standing feature of the council tax system, reflecting the fact that single adults make less use of local services than larger households.

"We have absolutely no plans to change this discount, and we have rejected the LGA's calls for a Bridget Jones tax."