Sunday, 9 March 2014

COUNCIL TAX FREEZE

Erewash Borough Council froze council tax for the fifth year running when the Full Council met at Ilkeston Town Hall on Thursday 6th March.
It means payments by residents for the borough council’s element of the tax will remain the same – for example, the Band D Council Tax stays at £165.91 a year (£3.19) a week.
Erewash Borough Council’s share of the overall Council Tax bill is only 11%, with the authority collecting on behalf of other organisations including Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Parish Councils and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service. The ‘no increase’ proposal for the 2014/15 Council Tax came despite further reductions in grant funding support from central government.
Councillor Chris Corbett, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:
“The proposal is a significant accomplishment for this council given the financial pressures and has been achieved through the streamlining of our services and management overheads to ensure we get the most for every penny we spend. We know residents will welcome this news and we can assure them that we will do our very best to protect frontline services – and, indeed, we will continue to review ways of working to identify further ways of delivering cost effective and value for money services.”