20 Years of Council Tax

Seven years on from the introduction of the council tax freeze scheme in 2010 – a coalition government policy of providing grants to local authorities in England to allow them to freeze Council tax – it appears that the days of inflation busting increases are back.

Although in 2010-11 there were no council tax increases, and the numbers remained well below their pre-freeze scheme levels in the following years, 306 councils increased council tax in 2016-17, and this year this number has jumped to 331 – well within the usual rate of increases...

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