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The rise is the second biggest in the decade after an average rise of 5.1 per cent last year. The higher costs are an attempt to fund policing and adult social care after local authority funding has been cut by central government.
The average Band D council tax in metropolitan areas around the country after the increase will be £1,739, a figure which rises to £1,826 in shire areas.
The BBC also reports that the highest Band D council tax bills in England can be found in Rutland at an average of £2,043 – almost £300 higher than the country’s average of £1,750.
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