Local authority freezes tax for third year running

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Finance

A local authority has frozen its council tax for the third year running. Hambleton District Council says ordinarily it would be looking at a rise of £2.24 a year - but the increase will not be passed on to residents as central government will pick up some of the extra cost. For the third year in a row it will partly fund rises set below two percent - effectively freezing rates for taxpayers. Without the freeze the council’s element of council tax would be £91.72 a year for a Band D pro...

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