Nottinghamshire Fire Authority freeze council tax precept rate

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Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority has agreed to hold the Council Tax rate for 2013/14 at the same level for the third year running.

This means that Band D households will pay £69.69 a year for their fire and rescue services, although most properties in the county fall within Bands A and B. Band A households will pay £46.46 and Band B households will pay £54.20 for the year.

“We are all affected by the current economic situation and we need to continue to find ways to tighten our belts,” said Fire Authority Chair Coun Darrell Pulk.

“The Authority recognizes the financial pressures local residents are still facing, and the majority of members, therefore, decided not to increase the amount they pay for fire and rescue services.

“We recognize the efforts our employees have made to reduce costs by becoming more efficient. We will continue to use our reserves to protect frontline services.

“The people of Nottinghamshire receive an exceptional service and most of them pay around £1 a week for this, which I think is extremely good value. We will continue to look for ways to make further savings while delivering services that keep our communities safe and still investing in the future.”