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How council tax has consistently outpaced inflation

Bbc_graphThe above graph comes from the BBC and shows how council tax rises have consistently outpaced general prices over a decade.

Eric Pickles MP told The Sun that Gordon Brown was to blame for the situation: "Gordon Brown’s fingerprints are all over the fact that council tax bills have now doubled under Labour, making it his sneakiest stealth tax.  Mr Brown’s only plan is to hit the public with more tax hikes, with new bin taxes on the way.”

Earlier this week a report from the Audit Commission revealed that "almost a third of councils in England make more money from services such as parking, recreation and school meals than council tax... local authorities had made £10.8bn from charges and fees in 2006/07 - equivalent to £210 per person."


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