24 February 2012>
Caerphilly county borough residents will benefit from a freeze in council tax for the second consecutive year, after the move was agreed at a meeting of Full Council yesterday (Thursday 23rd February).
After a recommendation from Cabinet earlier in the day, the Council voted not to raise council tax rates, with only two other Welsh authorities following suit.
Caerphilly County Borough Council already boasts the cheapest council tax in the valleys, with some neighbouring authorities charging over £300 more per year for a Band D residence. These authorities will also not be freezing their council tax rates this year.
Cllr Colin Mann, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, said: "I am thrilled to announce that Caerphilly is one of only three Welsh authorities to be freezing council tax for the 2012/13 financial year."
With living expenses on the rise, the Council have agreed that an increase in council tax would merely further the strain on the pockets of the whole community.
"As a local authority, we are committed to helping our communities save money wherever possible, and this freeze of council tax will allow people more breathing room when it comes to other expenses," he continued.
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