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Newcastle Borough Council Freezes Council Tax

newcastle borough councilThe borough council’s share of Council Tax bills is to be frozen following a decision by councillors.

An average Band D property will continue to pay the borough council £176.93 from April this year despite the financial pressures facing the council. This is the equivalent of around 48 pence a day for the many services the borough provides for residents.

Car parking charges and a range of other fees and charges for the year ahead have also been frozen by the council.

At the budget setting meeting, councillors were told that the council is on target to achieve the £2.1 million savings required in the current financial year.

This means final bills for an average Band D property for 2013/14 will be made up of:-

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council                     £176.93      

Staffordshire County Council                                       £1,027.25

Staffordshire Fire Authority                                           £67.64    

Staffordshire Police Authority                                       £177.61

Kidsgrove                                                                 £1,464.20

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