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To ask how much your council tax has gone up by this year?

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Keeprisinghigher Mon 11-Mar-19 18:55:30

Mine is up over 4%. I haven’t had a pay rise for 5 years now and these bills just keep going up and up. Gas and electric fixed deal up too and even with switching it is 20% higher than last year! I can see a time in the future when I won’t be able to afford to run a house and will have to houseshare or something. Not good aged 42!

ivykaty44 Mon 11-Mar-19 18:56:44


formerbabe Mon 11-Mar-19 18:58:40

Haven't got this year's bill yet but absolutely dreading it. It's already £150 a month and I struggle to afford that.

MyKingdomforaNameChange Mon 11-Mar-19 18:59:23


Houseonahill Mon 11-Mar-19 18:59:40

9.5% sad

gingajewel Mon 11-Mar-19 18:59:55

4% here too, I agree with pp, everything has gone up apart from my wages!

WreckTangled Mon 11-Mar-19 19:00:29

We haven't had ours yet but dreading it. We're already struggling to pay any extras like school trips and clothes.

TeacupDrama Mon 11-Mar-19 19:01:05

argyll 4.79%

SoyDora Mon 11-Mar-19 19:04:35

4.9%. Now £230 a month.

Fiveredbricks Mon 11-Mar-19 19:06:30

Havent had the bill yet sad but the dd mandate is up. Probably an extra £6 per month.

x2boys Mon 11-Mar-19 19:07:04

Just had the bill today it's gone from£112/month to £117/month

formerbabe Mon 11-Mar-19 19:08:25

Now £230 a month


SoyDora Mon 11-Mar-19 19:09:45

Ouch indeed 😬

NameChangeNugget Mon 11-Mar-19 19:10:02

I thought there had to be a referendum if it was going up by more than 6%?

1.99% here

TescoValue Mon 11-Mar-19 19:12:01

5% here!

feliciabirthgiver Mon 11-Mar-19 19:12:55

5.7% SE

Bloodybridget Mon 11-Mar-19 19:13:06

3.85% - £5 a month. It was frozen for several years before that; as it is the council have had to make lots of cuts. I think it's perfectly reasonable, although I understand that for some people any increase is difficult.

Plump82 Mon 11-Mar-19 19:15:22

9.5%!!! My goodness that's some hike. Ours has gone up 3%.

Iltavilli Mon 11-Mar-19 19:16:36

Council tax is a radically unfair tax, particularly given the rapid and fundamental changes in the property market since it was introduced.

cojmum Mon 11-Mar-19 19:16:40

4.5% here

needmorespace Mon 11-Mar-19 19:16:54

The email explaining the reasons said if 5% or more there had to be a local referendum or something.
translates to about £80 a year.

littlemeitslyn Mon 11-Mar-19 19:19:00

It's horrendous and am on a pension ☹️

Auramigraine Mon 11-Mar-19 19:19:06

Not had it yet but rumoured to be 5% from what a local councillor said......

GunpowderGelatine Mon 11-Mar-19 19:20:31

Ours says 4.5% rise but our monthly payments have gone down by £10! I'm confused and need to call them

lovewatchingrainfall Mon 11-Mar-19 19:23:55

5.95% it's awful. Cut so many resources too

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