“Richmond-upon-Thames has the highest average council tax bill in the country, sitting at £1,665 for 07/08, the highest in Great Britain. This is 106 per cent higher than in 1997-98 (£807).”

“The average council tax bill has risen by £918 in South Buckinghamshire during the last ten years from £714 in 1997-98 to £1,631 in 2007-08. The next biggest increases have been in Kingston-upon-Thames (£895) and Richmond-upon-Thames (£857).”

“At £1,665, it is more than two and a half times higher than in Wandsworth.”

— from mortgage introducer’s article, Council tax rising ahead of inflation

Anyone surprised?