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Council tax freeze debate at County Hall
WORCESTERSHIRE County Council's leadership will endorse a £338 million budget tomorrow - and is paving the way for a freeze in rates.
As your Worcester News first reported last month, the authority's cabinet wants to freeze council tax for hard-pressed households.
The move, which is going to a vote before full council on Thursday February 14, comes despite another £15 million of cuts being made to spending.
The budget for 2013/14 also includes an extra £3 million of spending in adult social care and £500,000 additional cash for roads maintenance.
Councillor Adrian Hardman, the leader, said: "Whilst the financial situation is tough for all local authorities and it will continue to be challenging, the county council's planning and forward-thinking in terms of savings and organisational transformation stand us in good stead for the future."
The meeting gets underway from 10.30am at County Hall.