Council Tax

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average council tax bill on a band D home (a) was in 1997-98 and (b) will be in 2010-11 in (i) cash terms and (ii) real terms in 2010 prices.

Photo of Barbara Follett Barbara Follett Minister of State (the East of England), Regional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (the East of England), Department for Communities and Local Government

The average band D council tax in England in 1997-98 was £688 and will be £1,439 in 2010-11. The figure for 1997-98, in real terms based on April 2009 prices, is £931.

It is not possible to express this figure in April 2010 prices as the relevant deflator is not yet available.

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