Waveney District Council has frozen its portion of Council Tax for the third consecutive year.

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Tonight Waveney agreed that a Band D property will again pay £147.51 a year..

Meanwhile, despite continued financial pressures on the authority, with further reductions to the annual grant funding received from central government, a balanced budget was also presented to full council last night.

Colin Law, leader of the Council said: “Having faced a considerable deficit earlier in the year, to present a balanced budget is nothing short of remarkable and a testament to the tireless work of councillors and officers in difficult conditions. Additionally, I am delighted that we will not be adding to our residents’ burden this year by increasing Council Tax.

“Our sound planning means that our communities can look forward to another year of good services as part of a continued commitment to improving the lives and wellbeing of Waveney residents, visitors and businesses.”

“However, the days of simply chipping away at budgets is at an end and we must seek ways to encourage growth, encourage businesses and help our economy prosper.

“In this environment it is essential for local government to take the initiative and be bold. The task for us now therefore is to seek ways to encourage economic growth and to be at the forefront of a bright, sustainable future for the district.”

6 comments

  • Good for WDC! why should we pay more taxes for less services? More money in my pocket means more to spend in town, collectively for everyone that would be good for business. If you want to pay more tax yourselves then be my guests!

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    BlueRobin

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • No economic crisis in WDC. WDC has loads of our money. They even want to spend £13m on brand new council 'riverside' offices... Crisis? What crisis? ... £13m? No problem for WDC-SCC.

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    Dave01

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • They're just hoping that there'll be a massive influx of businesses into the area...but keepng your fingers crossed won't help Mr.Law...too much jaw-jaw and no evidence of ANY significant boost to the the local economy...let's hope the view from your new offices featuring a neglected and business-less vista will make you happy!

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    Dogberry

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • DaveO1 and whats going to happen to the old Town Hall,behaps they are going to create a Lowestoft Town Council so the residents of Lowestoft pick up the repair bill on top of the eventual large council tax rise come 2015.

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    Sherbert

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • Is there an election soon? What's wrong with 7.8 per cent - show some guts man!

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    Mr Cameron Isaliar

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • No economic crisis in WDC. WDC has loads of our money. They even want to spend £13m on brand new council 'riverside' offices... Crisis? What crisis? ... £13m? No problem for WDC-SCC.

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    Dave01

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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