Salford and Trafford councils planning council tax freeze
- 5 February 2013
- From the section Manchester
Two local authorities in Greater Manchester are proposing to freeze council tax levels.
Labour-run Salford and Tory-run Trafford are both planning to keep the tax at 2012-13 levels.
Other Labour-led authorities in Greater Manchester plan increases up to 3.7%, but Salford Mayor Ian Stewart said his council has produced a balanced budget.
"We have been rigorous in Salford," said Mr Stewart. It would be the fourth year levels are frozen.
"We have scrutinised our budgets with a fine tooth comb, " said Mr Stewart.
"In future there won't be an annual budget, we are having a rolling budget process to make sure that we do the best for the people of Salford," he added.
Three authorities in Greater Manchester have announced council tax rises, Manchester 3.7%, Oldham 3.5% and Rochdale 3.5%.
Bury, Bolton, Stockport, Tameside and Wigan have yet to set their budgets.