Council backs freeze on its tax demands

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A freeze on Northamptonshire County Council’s share of the council tax has been agreed.

NCC’s budget for 2013/14 was agreed at a meeting on Thursday last week.

The council’s budget is the second year of a four-year framework coping with reductions in government funding and growing demand for services for older people and children in care.

The setting of the budget means that the council will spend a total of £1.116 billion in the next financial year.

The budget incorporates £33.6 million of savings in the coming financial year as part of the overall saving requirement of £77.5 million over the next three years.

The freezing of council tax means that the county council’s share for a Band 
D home for 2013/14 will remain at £1,028.11.

Daventry District Council will set its budget tonight (Thursday) and has previously said it is looking at a two per cent rise.

Northamptonshire Police is freezing its demands, while parish and town councils also have the power add charges to the council tax.