Braintree district: Councillors set to cut council tax by one per cent (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Braintree district: Councillors set to cut council tax by one per cent
1:53pm Monday 28th January 2013 in News
Taxpayers will have extra cash in their pockets if plans to reduce council tax are approved.
Braintree Council is set to reduce the tax by one per cent this year and freeze it for the following two years.
For the average band D household this will mean saving £1.63 per year.
Of the six out of 13 other local authorities that have set out their plans, two are set to reduce council tax, one to freeze and three to increase.
Essex County Council is also set to freeze the tax.
Braintree Council leader Graham Butland said: “The proposed reduction ensures that families and pensioners in the district have one less rising bill to worry about.
“We have worked hard to make savings whilst prioritising our front line services and continuing to deliver value for money for our residents.”
He added that the council was able to cut the tax and protect service due to “many years of good housekeeping.”
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