Embargoed: 00:01 Tuesday 14th February 2023
Responding to research from the County Councils Network (CCN) showing that three in four councils plan to raise council tax by 4.99 per cent, Elliot Keck, investigations campaign manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"Surging council tax bills are the last thing hard-pressed households need.
"With the cap on rate rises lifted, local authorities have been given the green light to charge taxpayers for another year of wasteful spending and princely pay packets.
"Councils must crack down on waste before coming cap-in-hand to residents."
TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)
Notes to editors:
Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at www.taxpayersalliance.com.
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