Council tax rise lowest for 15 years

The average Band D council tax bill in England is set to rise by 3 per cent – the lowest rise in 15 years, Communities and Local Government confirmed. Overall, the average council tax per dwelling will increase by 2.6 per cent. The Local Government Association urged the government not to use its powers to cap councils this year, ‘given that townhalls have made such efforts to keep council tax down this year’.