County council bills frozen for a third year

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Lincolnshire County Council’s portion of the council tax bill will remain the same for yet another year, after the authority approved a freeze.

The full council met last Friday to discuss the budget for the upcoming financial year, starting in April, and approved its contents.

It is the third year in a row that the council has received a grant to freeze the council tax bill.

A spokesman for the authority claimed councillors had pledged to support essential frontline services, despite deepening cuts from central government.

Coun Kelly Smith, executive member for finance, said: “Over the last two years the council has found savings of around £80m, while also protecting priority services, like child protection, the fire service, and road maintenance. We also have plans in place that will bring a further £45m of savings over the next two years.”

Boston Borough Council is due to approve its budget at the next full council meeting on Monday.