Authorities set for largest council tax rise in 13 years

Official figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have shown that council tax levels will increase by an average of 5.1 per cent across England in 2018/19.

The data, released on 28 March, indicates that the average Band D property, considered the most common property band, will see an increase of £81 on the 2017/18 figure - marking the largest rise in council tax for 13 years.

The department also revealed that 148 of the 152 adult social care precept-setting authorities will utilise all or part of the three per cent adult social care precept flexibility when setting new council tax levels, equating to an average of £30 of the bill.