Speeches

PROPOSED - Council Tax Freeze 2014/15

The following is a comment from Councillor Michael Holly, the Council’s Conservative Group’s Spokesperson for Finance.“The Council will soon set the Council Tax for next year. Last year the ruling Labour Group increased it by 3½% despite an offer by the Government for additional funding if the increase was 2% or less.  In my position as the Conservative Spokesperson for Finance, I produced a proposal, which was fully costed, to fund the difference to enable a Council Tax freeze but it was rejected by Labour. Same old Labour - tax and spend your money!"