Cost.co.uk Responds to Predicted Council Tax Increase

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Councils in England are expected to raise council tax this year.

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Many consumers are struggling to make ends meet which is why we always advise to check out our website for the best deals and offers available on the market

More than 40 percent of councils in England are planning to increase council tax this year, according to the BBC.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy survey suggested that council tax was expected to increase for many residents throughout the country. However, the company did suggest that the rise would be just 1 percent.

The news comes in light of recent incentives that aimed at encouraging local councils to keep bills as low as possible by providing money from central government. Last year, 85 percent of local councils took up the offer – this year just 41 percent.

Ian Caruthers, CIPFA director explained, ‘Councillors must take council tax decisions based on local priorities… (They) have to strike an increasingly difficult balance between protecting hard pressed taxpayers and maintaining local services.’

Cost.co.uk is the comparison site concerned with money issues, utility bills and insurance. The site is dedicated to providing the best deals for consumers and is naturally alarmed at the rise in amount of council tax. A representative added, ‘Council tax is a bill that affects all and in increasingly time of austerity any increase is disappointing to hear. Many consumers are struggling to make ends meet which is why we always advise to check out our website for the best deals and offers available on the market.’

Cost.co.uk continues to comment on consumer news.

Based in Essex, Cost.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading price comparison sites. Allowing their online customer’s access to companies offering a range of insurance, financial and travel services, the firm specialise in providing a personal experience. Founded in 2012, the agency has a trusted reputation for sourcing the most ideal policies at affordable prices.

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