Osborne confirms third-year council tax freeze
Chancellor, George Osborne, has confirmed Government plans to extend the council tax freeze into a third successive year.
Osborne pledged £450m support would be allocated to English local authorities in 2013/14 to extend the freeze into a third year – a deal 85% of councils accepted last year.
Authorities signing up to the grant scheme would receive the funding in two equal instalments over the 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years – a figure the Department for Communities and Government claims is equivalent to a 1% hike in council tax next year.
I hope most councils resist this erosion of their revenue base after three years most councils will be 7-8 % down on what they can charge. It's another ploy Central Govt. have of cutting Local Govt. funding over a period of time.Stephen Reimer, Added: Wednesday, 10 October 2012 09:38 PM
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