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Find out how much your council tax is increasing next year

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Wherever in our region you live, your council tax is due to increase significantly next year.

The majority of our councils are putting it up by 5% from April, for the 2018-19 financial year.

They say it's because of big reductions in the amount of funding they receive from central government over the last few years, and extra pressure from adult social care, particularly with an ageing population.

The following figures include regular council tax and the social care precept. Here's how much payments are increasing compared to the current (2017-18) financial year:

  • Darlington - 5.99%
  • County Durham - 4.99
  • Gateshead - 4.99%
  • Hartlepool - 4.99%
  • Middlesbrough - 4.99% proposed; meeting on 7 March
  • Newcastle - 5% proposed; meeting on 7 March
  • Northumberland - 5%
  • North Tyneside - 5%
  • North Yorkshire - 4.99%
  • Redcar & Cleveland - 3.99% proposed; meeting on 9 March
  • South Tyneside - 4.95%
  • Stockton-on-Tees - 5.99% proposed; meeting on 8 March
  • Sunderland - 4.99%
  • York - 3.5%
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As part of our finance settlement we are delivering a real terms increase in resources to councils over the next 2 years, more freedom and fairness, and greater certainty to plan and secure value for money.

Our settlement strikes a balance between relieving growing pressure on local government whilst ensuring that hard-pressed taxpayers do not face excessive bills.

– Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government spokesperson