Most London councils to freeze council tax

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London council tax has been frozen for five years (Source: Getty)
Analysis from the Local Government Chronicle show only two London councils out of 10 who have declared will be raising their rate of council tax in 2015-16.

Responding to the figures, local government minister Kris Hopkins said: “As part of our long-term economic plan this government has been working to give families greater financial security by taking action to keep council tax down.

A spokesman for London Councils blamed central government cuts for any future rises:

“At the same time central government will have cut core funding for the boroughs by 45 per cent – government spending has fallen 1.4 per cent.”

London council tax has been frozen for five years.

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