DCN: Council tax allowance not sufficient

By Dan Peters | 28 January 2020

The Government’s proposed council tax referendum threshold of 2% or £5 for shire district councils is ‘not sufficient,’ the District Councils’ Network (DCN) has said.

Responding to the Government’s consultation on the provisional finance settlement, DCN pointed out that continuing with the 3% or £5 principle for 2020/21 would have a ‘modest impact on total public spending even if all districts used it’ and it would not cost Whitehall anything.

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Whitehall MHCLG Council Tax District Councils Network Consultation Spending Round