The commission’s inquiry into why the average council tax bill has gone up nearly 13% will say the increases stem mainly from the demands of ministers to increase spending. Previously the government had tried to lay the blame for the huge hike on local politicians in councils across the country.
The report will say that government grants were the single biggest determining factor in this year’s rises. Councils with the biggest increases in grants having generally had lower tax rises, according to the Financial Times.
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The firm says that the U-turn 'does not alter the need for a fundamental review of the way we tax work' and that the current tax system is in need of reform
Legislation on the NICs changes to be brought forward in the autumn following publication of 'the full effects of the changes to Class 2 and Class 4' in the summer
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