Bankrupt Croydon council to increase council tax by record 15%

Bankrupt Croydon Council has been given special permission by the government to increase council tax by a “staggering” record amount. Residents in the south London borough will see bills rise by 15 per cent from April - 10 per cent more than most other local authorities. Around £235 will be added to the average household’s annual payment, which comes on top of the almost £40 hike by Sadiq Khan for City Hall’s share of the bill.