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Council tax to rise by twice inflation rate

February 17, 2006 7:30 PM
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Residents face a 5% council tax rise

This year's round of Council Tax rises look like coming out at twice the inflation rate. Following last week's 5% rise by Surrey County Council, the Surrey Police Authority have now confirmed a 5.8% increase in their share of the total tax burden. Next week Epsom & Ewell Borough Council will be considering a recommended increase of 4.9%, which if approved will bring the overall tax rise for residents to almost 5.1% compared to last year. This is double the current inflation rate of around 2.5%.