Tuesday, 29 January 2013

'Manning up' in Frodsham

Frodsham Town Council set its element of the Council Tax last night.  I proposed, and the Council agreed that we set a budget and a precept that would ensure that the Council Tax be frozen at its current rate. This will mean that a typical Band D Council Tax payer in Frodsham will pay just over £38 in the entire year.

We can't be absolutely exact on the figure at the moment (it will be sorted out in the ensuing days) as there are changes to the way in which the council tax base figures are being set, and the way in which the council tax benefits are to be paid and this may mean the figures vary by a few pennies either way.

However - in response to Secretary of State Eric Pickle's cry to 'man-up' - we in FTC have done exactly that.  We have set a budget that should not see any significant change in this element of the council tax.

Note - the total Council Tax bill anyone pays is made up of a number of elements which include:
Cheshire West and Chester
Special Expenses (which were zero in Frodsham last year)
Cheshire Police
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Frodsham Town Council 

FTC's element of the council tax is, in comparison to the other authorities, very small.