TaxPersonal TaxPBR03: Council taxpayers to benefit

PBR03: Council taxpayers to benefit

Gordon Brown has promised an extra £3.6bn next year for local authorities to cushion rises in council tax bills.

The chancellor said that £340m would be allocated to English local authorities next year ‘free of ring-fencing’.

Brown also said that there would be £150m, rising to £450m, in terms of extra support for local authorities that promote enterprise.

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