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The East Riding of Yorkshire Council tax charge will be frozen for the third consecutive year (1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013) following decisions taken by elected members at a meeting of Full Council on 9 February.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of the council, said: “I am very pleased that we have again been able to freeze our charge. This is the right thing to do and a recognition that council tax is a significant outlay, especially for pensioners and others on fixed incomes.

“I believe it is fairer for people to pay for any cost increases in services they use, which we have generally kept in line with inflation, rather than hitting everyone with a higher council tax bill.”

Full story in next weeks Driffield Times & Post / Pocklington Post/ Bridlington Free Press / Beverley Guardian