Council tax rises are a sign of the times

18 Apr 20

An annual survey revealed 57% of English local authorities are making the maximum allowable increase to council tax in an attempt to finance service demand. CIPFA chief executive Rob Whiteman argues this shows the entire local government funding structure is in need of reform.

  • Rob Whiteman
    Rob Whiteman

    Chief executive of CIPFA since 2013, after leading the UK Border Agency and the Improvement & Development Agency. Previously, he was CEO at Barking and Dagenham council.

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