Luton Council Tax To Rise

24 February 2012, 11:40 | Updated: 24 February 2012, 11:50

Even though the government have asked councils to freeze council tax bills, people in Luton will see their bills go up in April.

Luton Borough Council have voted to increase council tax bills by just under 3.5%, taking the average yearly bill to just over £1,400.

The government had offered to give money to councils who froze their council tax, but the Council say they need to put bills up now otherwise they will be left with a shortfall in the coming years.

Across the country, around one in ten councils have proposed to put up council tax bills.  Among them are Middlesborough, Stockton, Darlington, Redcar and Cleveland, Leicester and Brighton.