Herts County Council freezes council tax

HERTS County Council’s portion of council tax will be frozen for the third year running, it was announced at Tuesday’s budget-setting meeting.

The announcement was made by the council’s deputy leader, Cllr David Lloyd, who said that despite testing times “Hertfordshire’s economy has proved remarkably resilient”.

On health, Cllr Lloyd said: “Health and adult care is an area that continues to give us some of our greatest financial challenges.

“We continue to see an increase in both numbers and need.”

On law and order he said PCSO funding would continue until 2013, until national funding would take over.

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And on education and skills he said the council would invest �136m to 2030 on schools expansion. He also said there would be continued investment in high-speed broadband and councillors’ locality budgets.

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