Council tax in Erewash likely to be frozen

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Erewash Borough Council looks set to freeze its share of council tax for the sixth year running.

Councillors at today’s council executive are expected to agree that they will recommend the borough council’s share of the tax should remain at the current level.

If confirmed, it means residents face no increase in payments for the borough council’s element of the tax - for example, the band D council tax stays at £165.91 a year, which works out at £3.19 a week.

The ‘no increase’ proposal for the 2015/16 council tax comes despite further reductions in grant funding support from central government.

Councillor Chris Corbett, leader of the council, said: “We know residents will welcome this news and they can rest assured that we continue to do all we can to protect our frontline services.

“We have worked hard over the last few years to make our own efficiency savings and to review how we can work in the most cost-effective way.”

Erewash Borough Council ‘collects’ the council tax on behalf of itself and other authorities – Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Police Authority, Derbyshire Fire Authority and, where relevant, a parish council. The borough council receives 11 per cent of the council tax bill.

The full council budget-setting meeting will be held on Thursday March 5.