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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.
Mr Pickles once said it is a “basic right” for people to put a chicken tikka masala in their bin without having to wait a fortnight for it to be collected. But in an interview last week, Mr Pickles appeared to acknowledge that local people will have to pursue the fight for more frequent collection themselves. He said the Government has halted the rise of fortnightly collections and communities will now have to take up the baton.