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Tax freeze passed by council

News from the Bury Free Press

News from the Bury Free Press

Forest Heath District Council froze its council tax precept for the fourth year in a row yesterday evening.

It will mean the council’s precept will remain at £137.43 for a band d property.

Leader of Forest Heath District Council, Cllr James Waters, said: “Thanks to sound financial planning, our proposal is that you pay the same you have for the past four years for this council’s services, while we continue to invest in the things that are important to you.

“Local government funding has changed for good. We have proved that by working differently we can make savings and make a real difference to the lives of those who live here.”

Forest Heath District Council has achieved savings by sharing services with St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Since 2010 this policy has resulted in savings of £3.5m across both councils with £412,000 more expected in the next financial year.

 

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