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Full Council: Two further years of freezing council tax, says Redbridge Council leader

Council leader Keith Prince hinted council tax could be frozen for a further two years on Thursday. Council leader Keith Prince hinted council tax could be frozen for a further two years on Thursday.

Friday, March 21, 2014
10:52 AM

The council leader has strongly hinted council tax could be frozen for a further two years, before adding he is keen to reduce it eventually.

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Speaking at Thursday’s council meeting, Cllr Keith Prince (Conservative, Barkingside) responded to a question from the public gallery.

He said: “I think it is fair to say in the budget that we will have a further two years of freezing council tax - I think that is going to happen.

Redbridge Council approved a council tax freeze for a fifth year running at a budget meeting on March 6.

The council leader added he was proud that despite freezing council tax for a fifth year running, and the council were still able to invest in proposals such as weekly street cleaning.

“I will look to commit to cutting council tax, I think that is something we can all aspire too,” he said, before highlighting the example of Hammersmith and Fulham Borough council, which announced a three per cent reduction to bills.

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