Council tax freeze in NE Derbyshire

NE Derbyshire District Council
NE Derbyshire District Council

North East Derbyshire District Council has approved a council tax freeze for the second year running.

It means residents living in a Band A property (42 per cent of homes in North East Derbyshire) will continue to pay £113.98 over the next year for district council services, while residents in a Band D property will pay £170.97 over the next year.

The authority agreed to freeze its share of the council tax bill during 2012/2013 at a meeting of the full council on February 27.

Cllr Pat Kerry, lead member for economy, finance and regeneration, said: “Setting our budget in these difficult financial times while protecting the frontline services which our communities rely on, continues to be a challenge.

“But at a time when residents are under pressure from rising household bills we have a duty to keep Council Tax bills as low as possible.”

Council Leader Graham Baxter added: “Over the past year we have made savings of more than £700,000, and over the year ahead we will continue to do everything we can to make efficiencies.”