Councils have 'moral duty' on council tax, says Eric Pickles
22 January 2012 Last updated at 08:56 GMT
Councillors have a "moral duty" to sign up to the government's council tax freeze, according to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
Some local authorities in England have said they will increase council tax and reject money from central government.
Mr Pickles said council tax rises were a "kick in the teeth for hard-working, decent taxpayers".
Helen Fawkes reports.