Council Tax could be frozen again

COUNCIL Tax in East Lindsey could be frozen again for 2012/13.

The proposal will be looked at by East Lindsey District Council at a meeting on January 17. A final decision will then be made on February 29.

In a statement the council said: “In developing the budget for the 2012/13 financial year, the council needs to find a further £2.6m in savings from its £19.4m revenue budget due to reduced government funding and pressures such as the increased cost of utilities (fuel and electricity).

“This saving is needed on top of the £3.1m savings delivered prior to the start of the current financial year. In 2013/14, the council will need to save at least another £1.4m to balance the books.”

Coun John Upsall, Portfolio Holder for Finance, said: “Thanks to a government grant I am able to propose that we freeze Council Tax.”

Lincolnshire County Council has also proposed to freeze its element of the Council Tax.