The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has confirmed that councils across England will freeze their council tax this year. All eligible councils have signed up to the Government’s council tax freeze initiative and Cornwall Council is no exception.
This means that residents living in a Band D home for example, will save £71 this year. This contrasts starkly with the continuous rise of council tax under the previous Government which increased the tax by 125% in Cornwall since 1997. This represents a staggering £811 rise over the 13 years of the last administration.
Times are tough and I am all too aware of the difficulties that families are facing. I am absolutely delighted, therefore, that we have been able to help reduce the burden by keeping the level of council tax right where it is.