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Council tax freeze for Wycombe residents
COUNCIL tax for Wycombe residents has been frozen again.
The budget for the next financial year, starting in April, was agreed by Wycombe District Council last night.
The Conservative plan was voted through despite some fiery disagreements.
The Liberal Democrats put forward a raft of amendments, proposing extra cash from the reserve funds be spent but agreed with the freeze.
Labour argued that a raise, in line with inflation, of three to four per cent, should be considered to as one way to raise cash to spend on services - helping to stave off the effects of cuts in Government funding.
The freeze means that the average Band D household will continue to pay WDC £2.44 a week, equivalent to £126.99 for the next year.
Cllr Roger Wilson, Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “There is no denying that we along with the rest of the country we face a very challenging and uncertain future.
“We do recognise that the next few years will be even more challenging, but we can draw confidence from our track record over the past 6 years.”
WDC follows Buckinghamshire County Council in agreeing the freeze for a second year running.
The Government is giving grants to councils who agree to no rise in the tax.
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