Plan to reduce council tax

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Householders in the Braintree district may benefit from a reduction in their council tax – for the second year running.

Braintree District Council is proposing to reduce its share of council tax by one per cent, pending approval by the full council on February 17.

If agreed, it will be the fourth consecutive year the council has either frozen or reduced council tax.

Council leader Graham Butland said the authority had listened to people’s concerns, and would not be proposing any cuts to frontline services.

He said: “In November, we set out plans to make over £1.5million in savings over the next year, following the reduction in government funding.

“I am very pleased that, through sound financial planning, we are not only meeting this challenge head on and protecting frontline services, but are also in a position, unlike many other authorities, to now present a budget which will not only see council tax reduced, but continued investment into key areas.

“With ever-increasing household bills, the council has a responsibility to support our hard-working residents by keeping council tax as low as possible.”

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