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Taxpayers in England could see their council tax bills increase by more than £100 a year.

This is the maximum that local authorities can raise bills without holding a referendum on the issue. This would increase the average bill for a Band D property from £2,065 a year to £2,618 a year, an increase of £103.

There have been reports some struggling councils could increase bills by 10 percent, including Birmingham and Nottingham, which both issued a Section 114 notice last year, effectively declaring bankruptcy.

For Birmingham, a 10 percent hike would increase the bill for a Band D property from the current £1,905.73 a year to £2,096.30 a year, an increase of £190.57 a year. Some parts of the city have to pay an extra precept on top of these basic amounts.

In Nottingham, such an increase would see bills for a Band D home increase from £2,411.65 a month to £2,652 a year, an increase of £241.16.

Many councils have now published proposals for how much they would increase council tax over the coming financial year.

Proposals for council tax increases for 2024-2025

North East

  • North Tyneside – 5 percent
  • Darlington – 4.99 percent
  • Sunderland – 4.99 percent
  • Newcastle – 4.99 percent
  • Leeds – 4.99 percent
  • York – 4.99 percent
  • Liverpool – 4.99 percent
  • Cumberland – 5 percent

South East

  • Swale – 2.99 perent
  • Cambridgeshire – 5 percent
  • Surrey – 4.99 percent
  • West Sussex – 4.99 percent
  • East Sussex – 4.99 percent
  • Essex – 4.99 percent
  • Norfolk – 4.99 percent
  • Buckinghamshire – 4.99 percent
  • Southend – 4.99 percent
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South East

South West

  • Cornwall – 5 percent
  • Dorset – 5 percent
  • Somerset – 10 percent
  • West Devon – 2.99 percent

A survey from the Local Government Association found almost one in five councils think it is likely they will have to issue a section 114 notice due to a shortfall in funding.

Councillor Shaun Davies, chairman of the Local Government Association, said: “No council is now immune to the growing risk to their financial sustainability.

“The Government urgently needs to address the growing financial crisis facing councils and come up with a long-term plan to sufficiently fund local services through multi-year settlements.”

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