Coventry City Council passes £29m budget cut
Coventry councillors will freeze council tax next year while making savings of £29m.
The authority had planned a 2% hike but leaders recommended to scrap the rise in order to accept a £1.2m grant from the government.
The Labour-led authority's proposals to save £29m over the year were passed at a meeting earlier.
Up to 800 jobs have gone over the past two years and another 800 could go over the next two years.
Over the past few weeks people living in Coventry have not been sure whether the city council was going to put their council tax up.
A 2% rise was ditched earlier this month after councillors agreed the council would receive more by taking the government's freeze grant.
But today's decision to freeze council tax also includes passing huge cuts to council services over the coming year.
Community services will take the biggest hit with £3m being slashed from its budget.
Union officials have said the cuts could potentially mean "Armageddon".
The councillors voted unanimously to pass the budget cuts on Tuesday.