To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the target increase in local tax take from Government was in each year since the creation of the council tax; and what the actual increase in local tax take as implemented by local authorities was.
The Government do not set a target increase in the amount which local authorities can raise from council tax, which is dependent on councils' spending decisions.
Tabled are figures for the amounts of council tax received by local authorities in each financial year for which figures are available since the introduction of the council tax on
The table also expresses these amounts as cash and percentage increases over the corresponding figures for the previous year.
|Increase over previous year|
|Council tax received during the year(1) |
(1) Regardless of the financial year to which the amounts relate; excludes amounts paid through council tax benefit.
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