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PBR: £1bn to stop excessive council tax rises

The chancellor has pumped £1bn of funds into local councils in order to avoid the excessive tax rises that many councils inflicted on citizens last year.

Gordon Brown said he would release £125m from English councils, £521m reallocated from civil service and other ringfenced funds would remove pressures on councils to raise Council Tax at large levels.

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