Council leaders approve council tax freeze


Boston council leaders have today (Wednesday) supported a plan to freeze the borough’s portion of the council tax bill as part of its yearly budget.

The borough council’s cabinet voted unanimously to support the council tax freeze as part of its budget for 2015/16, setting Band D properties at £168.39.

Freezing the bills means the council will have access to a grant from the government that’s equivalent to one per cent of their proportion of the council tax bill.

Finance portfolio holder Coun Aaron Spencer said the budget will now go to committee and consultation ‘on the website’.

Lincolnshire County Council recently announced its plans to increase its portion of the council tax by 1.9 per cent - equating to an extra £20 a year for Band D properties.

Other matters discussed and approved at the cabinet meeting included supporting the borough joining the modern day Hanseatic League and an outline proposal to work with East Lindsey District Council to develop the boroughs CCTV control suite to handle all East Lindsey’s images.