Erewash Borough Council has frozen its share of council tax for the fifth year running.
The decision was confirmed at a Full Council meeting on 6 March and means payments by residents for the borough council’s element of the tax will remain the same – for example, the Band D Council Tax stays at £165.91 a year (£3.19) a week.
Erewash Borough Council’s share of the overall Council Tax bill is only 11%, with the authority collecting on behalf of other organisations including Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Parish Councils and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.
For a full breakdown, please see our Information leaflet [PDF 2.5MB].
The ‘no increase’ proposal for the 2014/15 Council Tax comes despite further reductions in grant funding support from central government.
Councillor Chris Corbett, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:
“This is a significant accomplishment for this council given the financial pressures and has been achieved through the streamlining of our services and management overheads to ensure we get the most for every penny we spend.
“We know residents will welcome this news and we can assure them that we will do our very best to protect frontline services – and, indeed, we will continue to review ways of working to identify further ways of delivering cost effective and value for money services.”
- Council Tax Information leaflet [PDF 2.5MB]
- Derbyshire County Council Information Leaflet [PDF 350KB]