Max revolt looms on council tax

SUFFOLK tax-payers today threatened mass revolt if there is another inflation-busting council tax hike next year.The storm clouds were gathering as the county council started the process of setting its council tax rate for next year – along with a warning that there could be another big increase on the way as it tries to "improve" services.

By Paul Geater

SUFFOLK tax-payers today threatened mass revolt if there is another inflation-busting council tax hike next year.

The storm clouds were gathering as the county council started the process of setting its council tax rate for next year – along with a warning that there could be another big increase on the way as it tries to "improve" services.

In April, households across Suffolk were faced with increases of more than 18 per cent – and now the county has started the process of setting next year's budget.


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At present no one is prepared to give any indication of the size of next year's bills. They won't become clear until the government's grants for local councils are set in December.

There are fears in council corridors that the government is not going to be very generous to councils this year.

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