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Council tax set to rise for millions in April with most facing 5% hikes – here's what you need to know

Council tax bills will rise for millions of people from 1 April, with most local authorities in England preparing increases of 5% – adding around £100 to a typical band D bill. In Wales, most councils are planning rises of between around 5% to 10%.

20 February 2024

Council tax to rise for millions from 1 April with most facing 5% hikes – here's what's happening

Council tax bills will increase for millions of people in England from 1 April, with the majority of local authorities set to hike rates by 5% – though in some cases bills will rise by up to 15%.

14 February 2023

'I got a £15,000 council tax refund for my mum's dementia and had future bills axed' – here's how to do the same if you're in a similar position

Family members of a 98-year-old – who was refunded £15,000 in council tax overpayments and had future bills axed due to her having vascular dementia – have urged others in a similar position to check if they can do the same.

15 November 2022

MSE Exclusive: Households in Great Britain due £150 million in council tax refunds – check NOW to see if you're one of the 862,000 due a payout

Households are being urged to check NOW if they are one of the 862,000 due a refund of overpaid council tax, with an investigation by MoneySavingExpert.com showing residents in England, Scotland and Wales could claim back a total of just over £150 million.

3 July 2022

Households in council tax bands A-D to get £150 as part of a nationwide energy crisis support package

Millions of households in England will get £150 off their council tax bills, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced

5 April 2022

Council tax bills to rise from 1 April - here's what's happening and what to do about it

Council tax bills are set to rise for millions of households from 1 April, with the majority seeing total increases of around 3%. We've tips on how to reduce your bill below and a list of how much local councils will charge across England, Scotland and Wales.

29 March 2022

In council tax bands A to D? Set up a direct debit now with your local authority to ensure you get the £150 'energy rebate' in April

About 20 million households in England - those with homes in council tax bands A to D - will get a £150 rebate in April - here's how to guarantee you'll get it on time.

24 February 2022

15 gold medal MoneySaving successes of 2021 - including £7,000 council tax back, £22,000 competition win, £250 WFH tax claim

As many feel moved by Team GB's recent Olympic success, we hope to inspire you to overcome your financial hurdles and achieve a knockout MoneySaving victory by celebrating 15 of our users' best successes of 2021. Some require you to go the extra mile (for a big reward), others are swimmingly easy. On your marks, get set, go...

17 August 2021

Council tax bills may rise by up to 4% from April

Some local authorities in England will be able to raise council tax by up to 4% in April 2020

23 December 2019

April price rises have kicked in - act now to beat the hikes

A new wave of price hikes hit today, from council tax and prescriptions to energy and broadband - and while you can't stop the rises, there are still plenty of ways to cut these bills

1 April 2019