Monday, September 29, 2008

Two-year freeze in council tax welcomed.

The announcement of a council tax freeze at the Conservative Conference will save a typical Band D household over £200 a year.

For years the council tax was used by Labour as the ultimate stealth tax. Now, instead of council tax bills going up year after year under Labour, people will get help at the time they need it most. The costs for the council tax freeze will be shared between local and central government. Any council that makes savings to keep its annual council tax increase to 2.5 per cent or below will receive extra money from central government to reduce council tax bills by a further 2.5 per cent.

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