Counties in council tax warning

By Dan Peters | 07 October 2021

County leaders have warned council tax bills would have to rise by a fifth over three years to get close to eliminating their deficits.

Finance spokesperson for the County Councils’ Network (CCN), Cllr Carl Les, said increasing council tax to make up the funding shortfall would be ‘unacceptable and unfair for hard-pressed residents’ but warned the alternative was ‘major service cuts’.

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