Budget to protect household spending

MHBG-23-09-10 Councils Merge'Pictured - Cllr Ian McCord - Chairman of South Northamptonshire Council and Cll Barry Wood of Cherwell District Council
MHBG-23-09-10 Councils Merge'Pictured - Cllr Ian McCord - Chairman of South Northamptonshire Council and Cll Barry Wood of Cherwell District Council
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South Northants tax payers will see no increase in the amount they pay for district services for the third year running.

On Wednesday evening members South Northants Council agreed a budget which freezes council tax for the 2013/14. As a result of the freeze the Government has awarded the council an additional grant of £109,000, shaving £3.39 from the annual demand for the average band D property owner who will now pat £170.37 for district council services.

Councillor Ian McCord, cabinet member for finance said: “We are in a wonderful position to freeze council tax at the level first set in April 2010. This is a result of careful budgeting, and savings from joint working with Cherwell District Council, this really is good news for everyone.

“It’s important that we continue to help household budgets in any way we can and this will be an on-going priority.”

Joint working with CDC has so far saved £165,000 and future savings from shared services, expected to save a further £115,000 have also been included in spending plans. District council services include waste and recycling, planning, and housing, and leisure services.