Wirral council reveals plan to cut council tax

Wallasey Town Hall
Image caption The budget plan will be discussed at a full council meeting on 28 February

A Merseyside council has announced a plan to cut council tax by 3% in the next financial year.

Wirral's new Tory-led administration said the savings could be found without having to make cuts to services or jobs.

Council leader Jeff Green said it was possible because of austerity measures taken before the 2011 elections.

A spokesman for Labour said the budget was an election gimmick which was not sustainable in the long term.

The budget proposal was made at a council cabinet meeting at Wallasey Town Hall.

The plans will be considered at a special meeting of the council on Tuesday.

Mr Green took up leadership of the council after Labour leader Steve Foulkes lost a council no confidence vote last week.

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