Thursday, January 24, 2008

Migrants add to pressure as council tax soars

By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 1:24pm GMT 24/01/2008

The typical council tax bill will rise above inflation to £1,145 this year, an authoritative study discloses.
The Local Government Association said proposed council tax rises drawn up by 102 councils showed the average increase would be about four per cent.
The imminent council tax rises will come as a blow to hard-pressed families already facing above-inflation rises in grocery costs, energy bills and petrol prices.;jsessionid=PWLBOKSBCUOTHQFIQMFSFGGAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2008/01/24/nmigrants124.xml

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