Peak tax to freeze

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HIGH Peak Borough Council looks set to freeze its share of the council tax bill for a second year running.

If agreed by full council on Monday, March 5, the proposed zero per cent increase means that residents will not have been asked for any more money since 2010/11 when the council’s precept rose by 1.5 per cent – or less than 5p a week.

High Peak Borough Council leader Caitlin Bisknell said the freeze had been recommended because of the financial pressures families were facing.

But she warned it was not necessarily good news for public services and that it might not be possible to freeze council tax for three successive years.