The ten towns and parishes in Cornwall with the biggest rises in council tax this year have been revealed.

On average, local councils have raised their share of the bill - known as the precept - by 8.14%.

However, some areas are seeing much large increases.

The ten biggest rises this year were made by the following town and parish councils (percentage increase followed by Band D charge):

Boyton Parish Council – 175.67% £28.67

St Clement – 80.63% £53.61

Constantine Parish Council – 65.09% £97.47

St Goran – 38.5% £49.65

St Tudy – 33.72% £66.03

Michaelstow – 24.36% £70.95

Ponsanooth – 24.06% £84.98

St Ives – 23.68% £209.94

Helston – 22.98% £202.96

Penzance – 21.74% £299.86

This is just one portion of the council tax bill, which also includes a much larger chunk that goes to Cornwall Council and also money for Devon and Cornwall Police - pushing the annual bill to more than £2,000 for some households.

You can read more about that here: More households in Cornwall look set to pay over £2,000 in council tax this year

Cornwall Council will meet next Tuesday to decide whether to approve its budget plans and to increase council tax bills by 4.99%.

Overall council tax bills in Cornwall look set to rise by 5.33%, with the average bill for a Band D property being £2,221.39 for 2023/24 - up from last year when it was £2,108.89. This year’s bill breaks down as follows:

Cornwall Council – £1,802.79

Devon and Cornwall Police – £261.56

Average town and parish council – £157.04