Liverpool Council considers 10 per cent council tax rise

Liverpool City Council is considering a move to increase council tax by 10 per cent in order to fund adult social care and children’s services, following cuts to its budget.

Current regulations direct that council tax cannot be raised by more than 3.99 per cent without holding a local referendum.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: "We can ask for more money from the government, but they are not listening, or I can ask for more money from the people from the city which will help protect those services.

"We'd be saying for instance, would they support an additional five per cent - so making it just under nine per cent council tax increase. Then we'd also be asking them would they go even further - 10 per cent.“

A budget consultation will be launched on 17 November asking people if they would accept the proposed increase.