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Thurrock Council able to raise council tax by up to 10 per cent following administration’s financial collapse

THURROCK Council has been given the green light by the government to increase council tax by up to ten per cent – without having to go to residents for a referendum reports Thurrock Nub News.

Councils are normally only allowed to raise tax by five per cent. Should they want any more, they are supposed to ask local people via a poll, but after Conservative councillors on the cash-strapped authority went cap-in-hand to the government seeking a dispensation, it has been given approval to add up to an extra five per cent without a vote.


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