Lewes District Council freezes council tax

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Lewes District Council has frozen council tax for another year.

An average Band D tax payer will still pay £192.48 to the district council for the year.

Residents’ council tax bills are made up of the budget needs of East Sussex County Council, Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire Authority and their local town or parish council.

All of the principal authorities have agreed to freeze their elements of the council tax bill. The average council tax for town and parish councils for the year increases by £0.34.

The total average Band D amount is £1,645.22

The council added its plan to improve customer services and save money by delivering a programme to modernise the way it worked, was well underway.

Lead member for finance at the district council cllr Andy Smith said: “The financial climate remains tough and a council tax freeze makes a real difference to families and those on fixed or low incomes.

“We will therefore help council taxpayers by once again freezing next year’s council tax.”