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    • Dptaz
    • By Dptaz 13th Mar 18, 10:12 PM
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    6.07% council tax increase
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    • 13th Mar 18, 10:12 PM
    6.07% council tax increase 13th Mar 18 at 10:12 PM
    Apologies if this has already been covered, I've searched but can't find any matches.
    I've had my 2018/2019 council tax bill and it states that there has been a 6.07% overall increase on last year. This is with 2.99% council increase, 3% increases for social care and fire, and a 7.95% increase for police.
    I know that the council element is capped at 2.99%, but are the other elements capped? A Google search suggests that the maximum overall increase should be 5.99% but this is obviously in excess of this. Anyone have any ideas?

    Many thanks in advance.
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    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 13th Mar 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 10:39 PM
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    Fire and police precept increases are separate from Council elements. The maximum increase is also limited.
    Last edited by daveyjp; 13-03-2018 at 10:41 PM.
    • Dptaz
    • By Dptaz 14th Mar 18, 7:19 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 7:19 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 7:19 AM
    Thank you for your reply. That's what I thought but can't find the figure at which they are capped anywhere.
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 14th Mar 18, 7:46 AM
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    the high % for the police is because the cap was not increased to a set %.

    The raised cap was set at +£12 on the existing amount charged to a band D property and obviously as other bands are based on multipliers above or below the band D value, those above D will see more than £12 added.

    "every" (?) police force in the UK ran a "consultation" about how much of the £12 people would accept around January.

    Did you try this?

    even the Daily Mirror has the basic figures, but you then need to understand the fact the £12 obviously alters the overall final % figure :
    2.99% cap council tax
    3% cap social care
    £12 police
    Last edited by 00ec25; 14-03-2018 at 6:42 PM.
    • CIS
    • By CIS 14th Mar 18, 8:56 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 8:56 AM
    Yep, the fact that the '6%' (rounded, headline figure) is not a straight '6%' on the whole confuses a lot - the way the social case rise is calculated, for example.

    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a self employed Council Tax specialist. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
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