East Riding council tax may be frozen

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Published: Thursday 29th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Residents in East Yorkshire may see their council tax bills frozen following a recommendation by the council’s cabinet.

The decision will become final once the full council has agreed to the freeze, which is likely to happen next week.

However, the vote will be a mere formality as the Conservatives, who have recommended the move, also hold most of the council seats.

Those who own or rent Band D properties will see their bill remain at £1,212 from April if the council agrees to the freeze.

But the decision will only apply to council services, which means that charges for police and fire services may push up the costs for taxpayers. Town and parish councils may also raise precepts and increase the overall bill.

leader Stephen Parnaby said the council’s budget for the next financial year will be debated at next week’s full council meeting, with the opposition invited to present their own proposals.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Thursday 29th January 2015 by The News Editor

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