Council tax frozen again

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A COUNCIL’S share of tax will be frozen for the fifth year running.

West Sussex County Council has agreed to freeze its share of the council tax bill meaning residents will continue to pay £1,161.99 for a Band D properties for county services.

As well as the tax freeze, councillors approved more than £500m of spending on services – as well as £138m in capital investments.

Michael Brown, cabinet member for finance at the council, said: ‘We are investing in our services to benefit residents, helping those who fall on hard times, and all while continuing to bear down on the burden of local taxation and coping with government funding cuts.

This isn’t a budget about cuts, it’s a budget about investment for the future.’