Lancashire

Lancashire County Council proposes council tax freeze

Lancashire County Council's part of the council tax is set to be frozen for the fourth year in a row.

The recommendation by the authority's cabinet will be put before a full council meeting on 21 February, when the budget for 2013-14 will be set.

The county council is responsible for around 80% of local government spending, with the other local authorities providing the rest.

It oversees services like schools, road maintenance and social care.

Leader Geoff Driver said: "The reductions in council funding from government led us to set a three-year budget back in February 2011 and we have been able to plan for another freeze whilst protecting front-line services.

"Over the course of the three years we'll have spent over £200m less on management and administration alone, as we seek to minimise the impact of any savings on front-line services."

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