Council tax and rents to rise in Leeds

Council house rents in Leeds are going up nearly six per cent as the the council tries to balance its budget. Council tax is also to rise by almost two per cent after a three year freeze.

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Leeds Council: budget shows north/south divide

Council tax in Leeds is to go up for the first time in three years, rising by almost 2%, while council rents will also rise by nearly six per cent.

Another 200 jobs are to go at Leeds City Council - on top of 1800 already lost.

The Labour run authority says there are now increasing signs of a north/south divide when it comes to spending cuts.

But on a visit to Yorkshire today, the chancellor George Osbourne insisted the north is benefitting from Government policy.

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