Suffolk County Council freezes council tax for 2012-13

Suffolk County Council's Endeavour House headquarters Suffolk County Council has agreed to save £50m over two years

Suffolk County Council has agreed to freeze its portion of the council tax for the second consecutive year.

The cabinet at the Conservative-controlled authority has agreed to save £26m from its £1bn budget for 2012-13, including £8m from adult care.

Under the plans, the county council's part of the council tax would remain at £1,126.53 for a Band D household.

The budget decisions still have to be approved at a full council meeting on 9 February.

Other savings that were agreed include cutting management costs by £1.5m and reducing spending on office space by £700,000.

The council, which made £43m of savings in its 2010-11 budget, is looking to save £50m over the next two years.

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