Suffolk could face tax cap
COUNCIL tax bills in Suffolk could be capped next year if households face the prospect of another huge increase, the government warned today.Suffolk County Council put its element of the bill up by 18.
By Paul Geater
COUNCIL tax bills in Suffolk could be capped next year if households face the prospect of another huge increase, the government warned today.
Suffolk County Council put its element of the bill up by 18.5 per cent this year – provoking widespread fury.
And there are already indications that another large increase could be on the cards next year.
You may also want to watch:
However, local government minister Nick Raynsford has warned councils they could be capped next time around if they try for more massive increases.
Even those councils which thought they were too good to be capped could be hit.
- 1 Car crashes into cafe closing Ipswich road
- 2 Ipswich man charged with dangerous driving following Audi crash in Norwich Road
- 3 Person taken to hospital after collision in Sainsbury's car park in Ipswich
- 4 New special school planned for former BT site
- 5 Women facing prison after admitting robbery in Ipswich
- 6 Rolling road block put in place on A14 after concerns for safety
- 7 Look inside beautiful £1.2million home with a pool near Felixstowe
- 8 Men sentenced for 'vicious' attack in Ipswich churchyard
- 9 Car hits front of Ipswich convenience store
- 10 Ipswich traffic measure 'on its way out' as petition launched
The government had said authorities rated "excellent" by the Audit Commission would not face capping – but Mr Raynsford has warned them that capping cannot be ruled out.
FULL STORY IN TONIGHT'S EVENING STAR