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Copeland set to freeze council tax – but warns of cuts Add comments

COPELAND Council is set to put a freeze on any council tax increase for the next year – but there will be a price to pay with more severe cuts over the next two.

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I take it that the councillors will not be accepting any expenses as a sign that they are doing their bit in these stringent, economic times. Surprisingly, they can use reformed bankers as their model, or will they continue to use MPs expenses as their model? Answer from 'the leader' will be good, not expected though. I wonder why?

Posted by Observer on 26 February 2012 at 00:37

Heres a thought - why dont the council put a stop to wasting money ? They seem to be very good at spending ( wasting ) the tax payers money on things that dont matter - new stadium, Haig Museum, those things that most tax payers dont benefit from !!! Spend some money on tidying up the town, making it more appealing rather than fleecing the funds for the minority ! How about sorting the roads for a start - they are an absolute disgrace !

Posted by Jo on 22 February 2012 at 17:08

If the council can freeze the council tax and warn of cuts, does the same apply to workers when they have a pay freeze - can they reduce the amount of work they are willing to carry out?

Posted by Jackie on 20 February 2012 at 16:04

I would hope all copeland b,councillors will also be taking a cut in their allowances,also not claiming any expenses will help a lot,it will show to the public that they dont have their snouts in the trough,let them surprise us.

Posted by tony stephenson on 17 February 2012 at 15:21

It's funny when Phil Greatorex comments on Copeland, since he lives on the other side of Carlisle!

http://www.copeland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=1367&tblMemberID=65&orderby=&postcode=

All while being 'Head of Corporate Responsibility' at Sellafield, which sounds well paid - he can save Copeland a few bob by giving up his allowance.

Posted by Sam on 16 February 2012 at 21:35

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