Suffolk: Four-year freeze pledge on county’s council tax

Mark Bee

Mark Bee - Credit: Ashley Pickering

THE county’s element of council tax bills will be frozen for four years if the Conservatives are re-elected in May’s elections for Endeavour House.

That was the pledge today from council leader Mark Bee during the county’s debate on the 2013/14 tax rate at Endeavour House.

This is the third year running that the county has frozen its council tax.

Mr Bee made the pledge after the Conservative-dominated authority rejected a Liberal Democrat amendment that would have seen £1.7million transfered from the county’s reserves to boost education and young people’s services in the county.

The entire council is up for re-election in May with the Conservatives defending 55 of the 75 seats up for grabs.