Leighton-Linslade Town Council agrees to freeze council tax

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Leighton-Linslade Town Council has agreed to freeze its share of the total council tax bill for 2014-2015.

An average band D dwelling will be billed £149.58, the same as in 2013-2014.

While the council’s agreed budget predicted a shortfall for 2014-2015 due to the council tax support grant (derived from Central Government) not being passed on to parish councils, it was agreed that the town council should meet this shortfall from its General Reserves.

> Central Beds Council’s share of the overall council tax bill is likely to be frozen for the fourth year running.

That would mean the annual charge for its services for average band D households would remain unchanged at £1,308.33 for 2014/15.

But that’s just part of the overall council tax bill.

The Central Beds authority takes the lion’s share of the final council tax tally.

But the bill will also include other charges, from town or parish councils and for police and fire services.

On February 20, Central Beds Council will be asked to approve the executive committee’s recommendation for no increase in the authority’s council tax share.