Council Tax frozen for 2013/14
Posted on February 22, 2013
Central Beds Council announced a freeze on council tax for the third year running, after agreeing the budget for 2013/14 at a meeting on February 21st.
The council tax freeze means that tax for the average Central Beds Band D will be £1,308.33, with residents now paying the same, wherever they live.
Councillor Maurice Jones said: "We've put together a balanced budget which reflects responses we got from residents in our budget survey.
"Your feedback told us that savings should come from the back office, so that frontline services are protected.
"Throughout the whole budget process, we have been very clear that we do not want to put extra pressure on families' budgets by raising council tax and our focus has been on ensuring that residents receive great services that represent maximum value for money for the council tax they pay.
"We have scrutinised every area to look at where savings can be made and we remain determined to drive out every penny of unnecessary cost."
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