Council tax freeze

Council tax will be frozen for another year, George Osborne has announced.

The move, which will cost £805 million, is expected to save families an average of £72.

Local councils will not be forced to freeze the tax, but they will receive extra central money if they can limit spending increases to 2.5%.

Labour said the announcement was just a rehash of a 2008 speech given to conference by Mr Osborne.
 

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