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Tory cuts force Newman to increase Council Tax by 4.3%

To be expected

Inside Croydon

With 14 months to go until the next local elections, this year’s council budget has fired the starting gun on the Town Hall political campaign. WALTER CRONXITE reports on a Labour gamble to hint at no local tax increases above inflation until 2020

It’s time to cut back on the household budget. You need to save up for an inflation-busting Council Tax increase.

council-taxYour Council Tax bill for 2017 to 2018 will be 4.33per cent more than last year’s. But your pay packet’s unlikely to go up anywhere near as much, if at all, this year.

The increase puts another £65 on the £1,494.13 Council Tax bill for a home in Band D. With many Croydon residents living in high-priced properties, they could be facing even steeper increases in their Town Hall taxation.

Of course, in Conservative-run Surrey, the county council is staging a referendum of residents in May…

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