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Council Tax Rises Set For Almost All Of England As Austerity Bites

Nearly all local authorities in England are planning to raise council tax in the year ahead while vital services remain under pressure, a survey has found.The poll found that eight in 10 councils believe the current funding system is “unsustainable”, with more than half, 53%, planning to dip into their reserves.More than a quarter, 29%, said they were planning to cut spending on adult social care, with 24% expecting reductions in children’s care services, 16% in special education and disability support, and 11% in support for the homeless.The findings, from...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Thursday, 14 February