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Council tax freeze is the way forward
11:22am Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
CHESHIRE East Council should be congratulated on the Council Tax freeze for 2013/14, the third year of no council tax increase, with a promise of another council tax freeze next year.
Thanks are also due to the Government for the £3.6 million grant over two years that allows the council to not increase the Council Tax yet again.
Without the Government grant the average Council Tax would had gone up by £26 over two years.
What Cheshire East has done is in sharp contrast to those 40 per cent of councils elsewhere in the country which have declined the Government grant and have put up the Council Tax instead.
Shame on them.
It beggars belief that these councils constantly complain of Government cuts but then turn down millions of pounds of grants from the Government when they are offered.
CLR BRIAN SILVESTER Willaston and Rope Ward Councillor