Freeze on East Riding council tax

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Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Council tax in East Yorkshire is to be kept at its current level for another year.

Councillors in the region have voted to freeze council tax charges to households for the fifth year in a row, at a time when a number of authorities up and down the country are increasing taxes to cover cuts to funding.

It means Band A households in the East Riding will continue to pay £803.13 for services provided by East Riding Council from April onwards.

Council leader Stephen Parnaby claims robust financial planning has allowed the authority to maintain and improve services for residents in the area, despite continued funding cuts by the Government.

He says the East Riding is in a much healthier position compared to other local councils nationwide.

But not everyone is convinced by the move. Labour Councillor Keith Moore believes the Conservatives are raiding reserves in a bid to prop up the budget before the council elections in May.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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