Friday, February 27, 2009

Local councils feeling the pressure

Council tax increases: a guide to your area

Local authorities have been forced to cut services and tens of thousands of jobs to keep average council tax rises to 3 per cent this year. A comprehensive survey by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Times published (online) today shows that all local councils have so far kept their rises below 5 per cent to avoid their budgets being capped.

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