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Do you receive value for money for your council tax?

As we covered yesterday, more and more taxpayers in UK will see local council tax payments increase significantly in the short to medium term due to a shortfall in local authority pension schemes and further pressure on services. The UK government is set to reduce investment in public services, despite initial denials that this would not happen, and taxpayers will be left to foot the bill for any shortfalls. But do you receive value for money for your council tax?

Over the last few years it has become apparent to more people that we pay more tax for very often reduced local public services. More and more people around the country only have their bins collected every two weeks and are being made to separate recyclable goods themselves, something which is obviously saving local authorities time and money. It would appear that the more tax we pay to the local authorities the more we are asked to do ourselves with a significant increase in the use of local refuse centres where people are asked to dispose of their own rubbish.

While in many cases the actual increase in local authority taxes may seem fairly small, despite the fact the vast majority are well above the rate of inflation, these increases continue to eat away at your spending power and your disposable income.

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