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.


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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.

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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.

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