Council tax bills in England may rise by up to 5.99%

Tax letter

"This change, combined with the additional flexibility on the adult social care precept that I confirmed past year, gives local authorities the independence they need to help relieve pressure on local services".

"Only with fairer funding, new powers and fiscal freedoms over the next few years and beyond can councils ensure children and adults receive the care they deserve, desperately-needed homes are built and roads are maintained to high standards and other services are protected, such as maintaining our parks and green spaces and running children's centres and libraries".

Some councils that fund social care directly are expected to implement the maximum 5.99% increase, although the BBC's political correspondent Iain Watson said that would not become clear until they set budgets.

The largest local authorities in England are to be allowed to raise council tax by up to 5.99% next year.

"Nobody likes paying tax".

On top of this, 152 councils, which includes all London boroughs, unitary and metropolitan authorities and county councils, will be able to increase it by an additional "precept" 3% to fund social care services.

Mr Javid also announced the rollout of a pilot under which 10 councils - Berkshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Kent & Medway, Leeds, Lincolnshire, Solent, Suffolk and Surrey - will be allowed to retain 100% of business rates raised locally, along with new powers for Police Commissioners to raise council tax.

"This change, combined with the additional flexibility on the adult social care precept confirmed a year ago, gives local authorities the independence they need to relieve pressure on local services, including adults and children's social care, while also recognising that many households face their own pressures". It hits people who are on low incomes and find it hard to pay their council tax.

Clive Betts said the proposals unveiled by ministers would raise £250 million next year, while the Local Government Association believes councils need an extra £2 billion to meet care costs.

She chose the least radical option, raising by 1 percentage point, to 5.99 per cent, the threshold for council tax increases above which town halls must hold a referendum.

John O'Connell, chief executive of the Taxpayers' Alliancepressure group said it "beggars belief" that Javid was allowing council tax to rise at a time of below-inflation pay rises.

Labour's Andrew Gwynne slammed the package as "piecemeal" and said the Government did not have a "sustainable plan" for the future of social care.

Related News:

  • Harvey Weinstein's Former Assistant Breaks Her Silence on 'Repulsive Monster'

    Harvey Weinstein's Former Assistant Breaks Her Silence on 'Repulsive Monster'

    She added: "I understand that non-disclosure agreements have a place in society, and for both sides". "Clearly in shock. In 1998, she signed a confidentiality agreement and was prohibited from speaking about her time at Miramax .

    Financially Devastating or Fantastic? - Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH), Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU)

    The medical equipment provider reported $1.72 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.74 by ($0.02). Alyeska Investment Group L.P. increased its holdings in Zimmer Biomet by 249.3% during the third quarter.

    Kohl's Corporation (KSS) Stocks Showing Pleasant Sentiment- Telefonica, SA (TEF)

    The stock has actually made sharp losses in the past year, as the company has gathered a -7.59% return in the past twelve months. Baird restated a "neutral" rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of Kohl's in a report on Thursday, September 7th.
  • Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. Has $6.27 Million Stake in Apple Inc. (AAPL)

    Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. Has $6.27 Million Stake in Apple Inc. (AAPL)

    Moreover, Diversified Trust has 0.02% invested in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) for 2,817 shares. Axa increased its stake in Dexcom Inc (DXCM) by 40.06% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.
    IPL 2018 auction scheduled for January 27, 28

    IPL 2018 auction scheduled for January 27, 28

    Since Bengaluru has been hosting all previous auctions, that was the choice of franchises", a senior BCCI official told media. If a team, however, decides to retain an uncapped player, then an amount of Rs 3 crore will be deducted from the purse.
    Alpha Centauri to be the next NASA mission in 2069

    Alpha Centauri to be the next NASA mission in 2069

    Alpha Centauri A and B are both bright, whista Alpha Centauri C (which is also known as Proxima Centauri) is a dimmer red dwarf. Nasa can be expected to face several roadblocks in the mission, but the biggest one yet is actually getting to Alpha Centauri.
  • Ambassador Haley: 'US Will Be Taking Names' during UN Jerusalem Vote

    Ambassador Haley: 'US Will Be Taking Names' during UN Jerusalem Vote

    It is expected that the Assembly will vote in favor of resolution that will call on United States to reverse the move, the Hill reports .

    Reviewing the Current Circumstance for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

    It dropped, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $513.86 million activity.
    The first 'Ocean's 8' trailer is here!

    The first 'Ocean's 8' trailer is here!

    She assembles a team filled with the very best thieves and con artists in the world who all happen to be women. Check it out here. " Ocean's 8 " is adding one more star in the list of "gender-flipped" reboots of films.
  • Atlanta's Airport Blackout Will Cause Nationwide Travel Woes for Days

    Atlanta's Airport Blackout Will Cause Nationwide Travel Woes for Days

    In a tweet , the airline urged travelers to use its mobile app or website for booking assistance and updated flight status. Anthony Foxx, who served under former President Barack Obama, tweeted Sunday that he was stuck on a plane for hours.

    The Stock on Analysts Watch-List: Eli Lilly and Company (LLY)

    The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Sunday, August 20. (NASDAQ:LMOS) on Thursday, August 4 to "Buy" rating. Tributary Capital Management Llc bought 44,200 shares as the company's stock declined 19.10% while stock markets rallied.
    Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers. Steph Curry also wants 'in'

    Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers. Steph Curry also wants 'in'

    The NFL has launched its own investigation in to the allegations after the team announced an internal investigation on Friday. According to The New York Daily News , the Panthers team is worth $120 million more than the mogul's total net value.

Most liked

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety: Official trailer
Thankfully, Sonu's paranoia is justified when Sweety decides she has had enough of his doubting ways and doesn't back down. That's what Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' , which is scheduled for release on February 9, 2018, depicts.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT)
About 2.06M shares traded or 6.79% up from the average. (NASDAQ:DFRG) has risen 16.19% since December 20, 2016 and is uptrending. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT). (NASDAQ:FOLD).

Former NBA player Charlie Villanueva has his toilet stolen
Charlie Villanueva , who played in the National Basketball Association from 2005-2016, is having a rough 24 hours. In his career, he played for the Raptors, the Milwaukee Bucks , the Detroit Pistons and the Dallas Mavericks .

Founders Capital Management Buys 3626 Shares of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Finally, KeyCorp reissued a "hold" rating on shares of International Business Machines in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Skba Capital Management Llc increased Coach Inc (NYSE:COH) stake by 42,500 shares to 213,900 valued at $10.13 million in 2017Q2.

Rob Gronkowski earns AFC Offensive Player of the Week award
The New England Patriots are coming off the most entertaining and controversial game of the 2017 National Football League season. Gronkowski was one of four members of the Patriots to be selected to the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl and the timing couldn't be any better.

Cheap knock-off of game released on App Store for iPhone & iPad
It's not clear yet what buying " Cuphead " on iOS will actually install on your device - we'd highly recommend you just don't try. Cuphead's fake seems especially elaborate, however, given the fake website and that site's announcements of an iOS listing.

Delhi government might introduce anti-smog guns to battle worsening air
Demonstration of anti-smog gun was conducted by Department of Environment, Delhi Pollution Control Committee at. The gun was tested in East Delhi's Anand Vihar which is one of the major polluted regions in the capital.

Nintendo Switch Keep Raising Their Prices
Nintendo recently declared that, among all of its consoles, Switch was the one that sold the most during the launch phase. After the trouble Nintendo has with their Wii U console not selling, this have turned around with the new Switch console.

Match Ratings For Smackdown Live 12/19/17 From Sean Ross Sapp
The referee tells him thirty seconds and about thirty seconds later we go to a break with Owens stomping on Orton. English (Frosty) and Kofi (gingerbread man) start things off with Kofi being sent outside for a little dance.

First 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' patch on Xbox One goes live
Here's what time PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds leaves Early Access, delivering a new map, gameplay mechanics and more. Version 1.0 will introduce climbing and vaulting, which are said to severely change the game.

Former Czech Republic, Arsenal midfielder Rosicky retires
Rosicky made about 170 appearances for the Gunners between 2006 and 2016 scoring 17 goals before returning to Sparta Prague . Rosicky won two FA Cups at Arsenal , but failed to make more than 28 Premier League appearances in any campaign at the club.

The Witcher 3 Xbox One X patch released, has two graphics modes
Fable Fortune, Elex, Forza Horizon 3 and Resident Evil 7 are among the other Xbox One X games that will be Enhanced soon. The news comes as Xbox Games with Gold releases are updated on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Senate passes Donald Trump's tax cuts but triumph is delayed by blunders
GOP House members roared and applauded as their chamber passed the $1.5 trillion package largely along party lines, 227-203. I suppose it might have been possible for Republicans to write an even worse tax bill, but it's nearly hard to see how.

Michigan St. wins easily against Houston Baptist 107-62 - Recap, Box score
The Huskies were led by Jalon Gates with 17 points while Ian DuBose and Braxton Bonds finished with 10 a piece. Miles Bridges matched a career-high with 33 points on 11-for-14 shooting for the Spartans (11-1, 2-0 Big Ten).

Amber alert issued for Houston baby after mother stabbed to death
Shanally is described as Hispanic and possibly black, with black hair and brown eyes, about 30 inches long and 20 pounds. Houston police are investigating after a woman was found stabbed to death at an apartment in the Greenspoint area.