North East Derbyshire District Council has announced that their Council Tax prices will be frozen for 2020 – 2021, bucking the trend of other local authorities.
Despite the Council receiving reduced grants from the Government, they pledged to make sure increasing costs are not passed on to the residents of the District.
This is the first time in several years the Authority has been able to freeze prices, due to a very detailed look at the finances of the authority and making significant savings in the budget, marking a great turnaround in the financial management of the Authority.
The Council will continue to support front line services, deliver on its Council Plan and continue to work with partners, regenerating the District and increasing employment opportunities for our residents.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Martin Thacker, MBE, said: “We are extremely proud to deliver on our manifesto promise and recognised our residents are under constant financial pressures. We wanted to make sure we put the residents of our district first by freezing the Council Tax payments, particularly when other authorities are increasing them; highlighting our commitment to helping our residents to keep their bills as low as possible.”
Although the Council Tax is collected by North East Derbyshire District Council, in reality they only receive around 10% of the total Council Tax bill. The remainder goes to Derbyshire County Council, Parish/Town councils, The Police and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.