Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Camden freezes Council Tax for 2 more years

Camden Labour will publish its draft 2013 Budget shortly, outlining spending priorities for this year and setting out planned Council Tax levels.

Following discussion at Labour Group on Monday night, Camden will freeze council tax for households 2013 and 2014 – meaning that Band D will remain £1022.
Due to one of the largest efficiency and costs drives undertaken in the borough, Camden Labour will have frozen Council Tax for households from 2010-2014: its entire administration.

The freeze will be announced alongside measures to:

- Increase Council tax on homes empty for more than 2 years to 150%
- End the 10% tax discount for second homes
- Spend £400,000 limiting the impact of Government cuts to Council Tax support for the lowest-earning households

The draft Budget will also set out measures to boost local jobs and growth and mitigate against the impacts of welfare changes for the least well off.

Final tax decisions will be made on 4th March after a public scrutiny process.

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