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Bexley Council freezes council tax for 2013/14
BEXLEY Council has agreed to freeze council tax for the fourth consecutive year.
The council’s cabinet committee approved the proposal for 2013/14 during a meeting at Bexley Civic Offices last night. (March 4)
Council leader Teresa O’Neill hailed the decision as a "somewhat historic moment".
She said: "Where petrol and food costs are going up, we are pleased, as a result of financial strategic planning, we can freeze council tax for the fourth year running."
With the mayor’s part of the council tax showing a small fall, residents living in a Band D property will see a reduction in their annual bill of £3.72.
Labour councillor Munir Malik opposed the move, branding it a"luxury" and local services have been lost as a result.
A central government grant has been offered to councils choosing to freeze council tax.