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The common Brit faces a £100 council tax hike this 12 months as 95% of native authorities elevate payments by the utmost quantity.

The County Councils Network (CCN) says 129 of the 136 unitary native authorities throughout England will improve council tax payments by 4.99% this 12 months.

That is the utmost quantity the Government permits with out holding a neighborhood referendum. It means the common Band D family will probably be paying £103 extra throughout the 12 months, studies MailOnline.

Only three in 4 councils deliberate to extend payments by the utmost final 12 months, CNN says.

Council leaders have now warned households face the extra payout due to the elevated value of dwelling.

Sam Corcoran, chief of Cheshire East Council and vice-chairman of the CCN, mentioned: “County authorities face a £1.1billion budget shortfall over the next two years.

“With council tax now accounting for two-thirds of the common county authority’s funding, we’ve got little selection however to take the troublesome however needed resolution to lift council tax by 4.99 per cent to proceed to guard providers and beat back the specter of monetary insolvency sooner or later.

Authorities have now been informed to make financial savings to keep away from passing the prices onto the taxpayer. Elliot Keck, of the Taxpayers’ Alliance mentioned: “Financial mismanagement by local councils has been mercilessly exposed in recent months, and town hall bosses are scrambling to plug the gap.”

A spokesman for the Department for Levelling Up, Communities and Housing mentioned: “We recognise councils are facing challenges, that is why we announced an extra £600million support package for councils across England.”