English councils to ramp up tax and slash services from April

Jack Peat - 14 February 2019

Almost all councils in England are set to ramp up council tax with services also due to be slashed in many areas, according to research conducted by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU).

Three-quarters of local authorities are set to increase tax by more than 2.5 per cent from April, with essential services cut on top.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said councils had “little choice” but to take action, with eight in ten councils saying the current funding system is “unsustainable”... See more