Council Tax Report
Urges Reform

People who live in the most valuable houses in England should pay more council tax, a review of local government funding has recommended.

Sir Michael Lyons' report calls for a new top rate council tax band, along with a new bottom rate to cut bills for those in the cheapest properties.

The savings limit for pensioners should be higher and council tax benefit to be paid as an automatic rebate, it adds.

Sir Michael said: "Council tax is not 'broken' but is seen as unfair."