Council tax set to be frozen

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HORSHAM District Council’s cabinet will consider a proposal that council tax remain unchanged for residents in the year starting April 2012.

If the freeze in council tax is agreed at the cabinet meeting on Thursday January 26 then it will be recommended to a meeting of the full council on February 22.

The council’s chief executive and head of financial and legal services will report to cabinet the proposed budget for 2012/13 at the cabinet meeting.

If the freeze is agreed in February, the annual band D council tax charge will be £135.54 and the special charge £23.71.

Ray Dawe, acting leader and cabinet member for efficiency and resources, said: ““We made an election pledge when we were re-elected last May not to increase council tax for both the current year and for the next financial year and I am pleased that, despite the difficult economic situation, we are able to do this.

“I am sure it will be of great help all our  residents throughout the Horsham district.”

Further information about the council’s budget, including council tax issues, is available by calling Horsham District Council on 01403 215301 or email finance@horsham.gov.uk