Council Tax

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the percentage change in cash terms has been in band D council tax in (a) Forest of Dean, (b) London and (c) England between 1997-98 and 2008-09.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

Between 1997-98 and 2008-09 the average Band D, two adult, council tax in the Forest of Dean district council area rose by 114 per cent.. This figure includes the precepts for Gloucestershire county council, Gloucestershire police authority and parish councils.

The corresponding figure for London was 98 per cent. and for England the figure was 100 per cent.

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