A Christmas present has been given to residents in the Isle with announcement that council tax has been frozen for people in the area.
The announcement has come from Isle councillors Liz Redfern and David Robinson who announced it as “good news for local people”.
Coun Redfern said: “Everyday when I work as a representative of Isle residents, I never loose sight of the fact that I am working with hard working local tax payers money. Under the last Government Council Tax rose by 105 per cent in just 13 years. This level of increase was just not fair and hit hardworking local people really hard.”
She added: “The Government has done a great deal to support residents with the cost of living by providing a grant to enable us to freeze council tax, providing the largest increase in state pension ever and also by reducing income tax for 24 million people, who now pay £600 less than in 2010. We’ll continue to provide low cost student transport, protected bus services and protected free car parking in Crowle, Epworth and Haxey.
“Many residents are finding things tough at the moment, particularly at this time of year, so I want to reassure them that we will not be increasing council tax.”
She further added: “We have plans for job growth. This job growth will enable us to continue with our plans to protect valued frontline services, whilst always ensuring that residents’ council tax is spent wisely.”