Somerset County Council: Tax frozen for fourth year

Somerset County Council office building The county council has to save £23m for the next financial year

Council tax in Somerset is being frozen for the fourth year running.

The approval was given by county councillors at a meeting in Taunton as part of the authority's budget for 2013-14.

The Tory-controlled cabinet also agreed to draw on £5.6m of reserves to help offset a £23m fall in revenue.

It is also planning to put £770,000 of government windfall cash towards flood prevention measures and frontline services.

Grants will be set up to to help landowners and residents with the cost of clearing roadside gullies and ditches.

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