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No rise in Hyndburn's share of council tax
6:00pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
COUNCILLORS have approved a budget which will see Hyndburn’s council tax frozen for the next financial year.
At the full meeting of Hyndburn Council, leader Coun Miles Parkinson also announced Hyndburn’s element of the council tax bill was not expected to rise for the next two years.
The budget, formally approved at Accrington Town Hall, has a capital programme of more than £6.3m, including more than £4m to support renovation in Woodnook and improvement of poor housing stock across Hyndburn.
Coun Parkinson said: “In these difficult economic times we don’t want to add to the pressure Hyndburn people are already experiencing and so there will be no rise in the Hyndburn element of council tax.
“This is the second year we haven’t increased it and we expect to be able to maintain no increases for the next two years.”
He said despite the financial pressures, money has been set aside to assist the most needy to help deal with the major changes in council tax benefits.
A Lancashire scheme to help the victims of domestic violence has also been assisted.
Hyndburn Council has made more than £1.2m of savings.