Stockport town hall could raise council tax by 3.99 per cent in bid to save £13 million
A Greater Manchester town hall is already proposing a 3.99 per cent council tax hike - SIX MONTHS before next year’s budget is due to be set - as it scrambles to save another £13m.
Bosses in Stockport are planning the rise in a bid to help plug the gap in adult social care and mitigate the impact of yet more swingeing cuts.
The majority of councils across the region opted to increase the levy by an extra 2 per cent - on top of a normal rise - under the so-called ‘Osborne tax’ earlier this year.
The former Chancellor gave town halls the opportunity to raise council tax above 1.99 per cent -... read more
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