'Millions' face council tax rise in England

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Millions of the poorest households face council tax rises because most councils in England will pass on a 10% benefit funding cut, research suggests.

A typical bill will rise from April by between £100 and £250 a year, but some could rise as much as £600, the Resolution Foundation think tank says.

Chairman of the Local Government Association, Sir Merrick Cockell, said the lowest paid are going to be in ''a very difficult place''.

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