Council tax freeze for 2010/11

PUBLISHED: 08:01 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

COUNCIL tax bills will be frozen in Somerset as the county council looks to cut £40million from its spending over the next year.

COUNCIL tax bills will be frozen in Somerset as the county council looks to cut £40million from its spending over the next year.

The proposals, due to be discussed at a cabinet meeting on February 3, include a freeze on the 2010/11 tax.

If approved, tax for a band D home will remain at £1,027.30.

But the news means a number of schemes planned for the area could be shelved - including a new library and an extension to a park and ride scheme.

Cabinet member for resources, Councillor David Huxtable said: "All councils in the UK are taking tough decisions about their spending commitments and it is just the same for Somerset.

"Increasing council tax at a time when people are losing their jobs and finding it financially difficult would be widely inappropriate.

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