One in three town halls to defy Eric Pickles and hike council tax in April – Telegraph

One in three local authorities is planning is proposing to increase council tax next year, despite a Government offer of funding if they freeze the charge, according to a survey of nearly 200 councils.

A survey found 65 councils out of 193 councils who replied were planning an increase – double the number who rejected the Government’s freeze funding last year.

According to the Local Government Chronicle, the 65 councils were proposing increases ranging from 1.5 per cent to 7.8 per cent.

One in three town halls to defy Eric Pickles and hike council tax in April – Telegraph.

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