East Cambs Budget Setting Freezes Council Tax for Seventh Year

A district council has agreed to freeze their portion of council tax for the seventh year in a row.

Councillors at East Cambridgeshire District Council voted in favour of keeping the district council’s portion of council tax the same for the year 2020/21.

This means that the council tax for a Band D property will remain at £142.14 for the seventh year in a row.

Leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council, Councillor Anna Bailey, said: “I am pleased to announce that East Cambridgeshire District Council has once again been able to freeze our share of Council Tax for its residents.  This is the seventh year in a row! 

We have always believed at East Cambs that any increase in Council Tax should be the last resort after reducing running costs and generating our own money from commercialising services.  Our Senior Management costs are 50% lower than any other Cambridgeshire Council and our trading company has already delivered £1.6m benefits to the Council.

This allows us to be able to protect and enhance front line services and balance our books for the next two years without increasing the tax burden on our hardworking residents.”

Press release from East Cambridgeshire District Council

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