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COUNCIL TAX FREEZE CONSIDERED

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Hambleton District Council (HDC) is set to consider a council tax freeze.

At a meeting of Cabinet next week, Cabinet members will consider not increasing the amount of council tax residents pay for the services delivered by Hambleton District Council for the forthcoming year 2021/2022.

At the virtual meeting, Cabinet will decide whether to recommend that the freeze be supported to be put forward to full Council for a final decision at a meeting set to take place on 23 February.

It is usual for council tax to increase year on year, but due to the unprecedented strain the COVID crisis has put on people financially, HDC feel it is both appropriate and timely to consider keeping the rate the same.

Leader of Hambleton District Council Cllr Mark Robson said: “In such unique and challenging times, it is only right Cabinet consider supporting a freeze in council tax for the services provided by Hambleton District Council.

“As always, Cabinet will seek to make an informed and balanced decision after considering all of the relevant information available to us.”

Council tax bills in Hambleton are made up of services provided by Police, Fire, the County Council, and the Parish Councils who all independently set their own rates of increase every year.

A break down can be found on council tax bills so residents can see exactly what they are paying for and how much.

To find out more about council tax please visit: https://www.hambleton.gov.uk/council-tax-benefits

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