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Council freezes tax bill for next financial year
6:00pm Sunday 18th March 2012 in News
HEREFORDSHIRE Council has approved a council tax freeze for the next financial year, which means council tax levels will remain frozen for the second year running.
Earlier this year council approved a budget which was based on the authority taking central government funding.
This money is being made available to councils that seek to hold down levels of council tax.
In setting the precept on March 2, Herefordshire councillors took advantage of a one-off government grant totalling £2.16 million.
As a result, a band D property owner will pay £1,205.09 in council tax this year – the same as during the last two years.
“This is good news for local people,”
said Councillor John Jarvis, leader of the council.
“We know that many families in the county are struggling to make ends meet and, just like them, we’re having to reduce our spending and work more efficiently to continue to provide the quality services people in the county expect from us.”