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Council tax frozen this year

The Coalition has also cancelled Labour’s plans for a council tax revaluation in England, which would have meant soaring bills for millions of homes.  The Localism Bill will also give local residents new rights to veto high council tax rises.

Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said:

"Council tax doubled under Labour. But the new Government has frozen council tax, saving hard-working families and pensioners up to £72 this year. We have scrapped Labour’s council tax revaluation which would have hammered middle England, and we are giving local residents new rights to veto excessive council tax rises in the future. This is real help now to assist with the cost of living.

And he added, “It is disgraceful that Ed Miliband’s Shadow Ministers oppose this council tax freeze, and his Labour councils are revelling in politically motivated and cynical cuts to frontline services.”

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