The typical council tax rise in England is well over twice the level of inflation, which records the rising cost of living and currently stands at 1.8%.
One reason for the rise is that, in the year from April, a total of 85 out of 151 adult social care authorities will use some or all of their remaining allowance, or precept, earmarked for adult social care.
Funding for the police has also had an impact with police and crime commissioners permitted to double their precept from £12 to £24.
The average area Band D council tax will be £1,477 in London, £1,739 in metropolitan areas, and £1,814 in unitary authority areas, the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government said.
More rural areas, described as “shire” areas, will see the biggest typical rise – up £82 to £1,826 for a Band D property.
Councillor Nick Rushton, County Councils Network finance spokesman and leader of Leicestershire County Council, said: “For a long time, county residents have borne the brunt of the historic underfunding of county areas. It cannot be fair that a resident in a terraced home in Hinkley in Leicestershire is paying double that of a resident in a multi-million-pound house in Westminster.
“No-one wants to put up council tax, but many of us have very little option with county authorities facing the most severe financial pressures.”
Why are council tax bills rising?
Across England, household budgets have been dealt a blow as council tax bills hit doormats. They will be rising by double the rate of inflation this year, meaning a jump of almost 15% over the most recent three years.
Part of this is owing to councils being given scope to raise bills by up to 2% to fund adult social care. They have also been given some leeway to boost funding for policing.
But higher bills do not necessarily mean a boost to local services. The funding central government gives local authorities will have fallen by almost 60% this decade. Even with the latest increase, the Local Government Association is warning of a funding “gap” of £7.8bn by 2025, which could put further pressure on services.