Council tax freeze to be proposed at meeting

A recommendation to freeze Crawley Borough Council’s portion of residents’ council tax bills has been put forward.

At a meeting of the Cabinet on February 12 members proposed the fourth consecutive freeze.

A council tax freeze would mean the borough’s element of the bill would be £187.83 for a band D property.

West Sussex County Council has also frozen its portion of the bill, though Sussex Police has announced a rise.

The increase in the police portion of the bill will add £4.95 a year to a Band D household bill, taking that portion to £138.42.

A police spokesman said the increase would generate £2.8million.

Last year, for every pound paid in council tax, the borough council received 13p, the county council received 78p and Sussex Police received 9p.

The proposal will go before a meeting of the full council on February 26 for final approval.

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