Now our neighbours also vote to freeze their council tax - and for second year too

NEIGHBOURING West Norfolk has joined Fenland in freezing its element of the annual tax bill for another year.

It is the second year West Norfolk Council has not increased its element of council tax and the Norfolk County Council has also not implemented a rise.

Members of West Norfolk Council are due to discuss the financial report at a meeting tonight when their level of allowances is also set to remain unchanged for another year. A new role of assistant to the leader will be created, with �870 in allowances allocated to the position.

A report to councillors says that “very few authorities can match the record of the council and many still have difficulties in dealing with the budget for the current year yet alone future years.

“The council’s early actions has provided it with breathing space to properly consider measured and well managed changes to services as necessary.”


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The council has a total budget of �17.7million for the next financial year.

This week Cambridgeshire County Council approved a 2.95 per cent rise while Fenland District Council, covering the Wisbech and March area is due to recommend a bill freeze on March 1. Cambridgeshire police’s precept will rise by 2.92 per cent.

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