What has increased from the 1st of April?


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What has increased from the 1st of April?

1- The average household bill in England and Wales for the 2016-17 period will be a total of £389 an increase of £2 from 2015-2016.
However, there are variations across providers with South West Water customers paying £159 (minus the £50 a year government contribution) more than Severn Trent customer.

2-Stamp Duty on any house bought as a second home or buy-to let property will incur an increase of 3%.
The increase means landlords will have to pay 3 per cent for the first £125,000 and 5 per cent instead of 2 per cent on the amount between £125,001 and £250,00. This gives them a total bill of £7,500.

3-Tax on medium and long haul economy flights to destinations more than 2,000 miles away will rise from £71 to £73.
Flying in other classes sees the tax rise from £142 to £146. This is for flights origination in the UK only not including Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands.

4-NHS dental charges have increased by 5% “for people that can afford it”.
The charge for a band one course of treatment (examination, diagnosis) rises from £18.80 to £19.70. Band 2 (filling, root canal) rises from £51.30 to £53.90. And band 3 rises from £233.70 to £244.30.

5-There will be a 20p increase on NHS prescription charges, rising from £8.20 to £8.40.
Additionally NHS wigs and fabric supports will rise by 1.7%. There will be no change to the amount of free prescriptions prescribed by the NHS

6- Authorities will now charge an extra 2% on council tax bills outside of London in order to fun social care in England.
This is the largest increase in council tax since 2008. The average band D bill will rise by £54.

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