§ Lord Greaves
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is (a) the average annual percentage increase in council tax levied in England and in Wales respectively for each year since it was introduced; and (b) the annual increase in the retail prices index for each of those years. [HL1888]
§ Lord Falconer of Thoroton
The council tax was introduced in England on 1 April 1993. The annual average percentage increase in council tax and the annual increase in the retail prices index (RPI) since 1993–94 are given in the table below.
Annual average increase in Band D Council Tax (%) Annual increase in RPI (%) 1994–95 2.1 2.6 1995–96 5.0 3.3 1996–97 6.1 2.4 1997–98 6.5 2.4 1998–99 8.6 4.0 1999–2000 6.8 1.6 2000–01 6.1 3.0 2001–02 6.4 1.8
(a) All Items Index (RPI) as at April each year.
Information on council tax in Wales is a matter for the National Assembly for Wales.