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Tuesday 21st February 2012 13:56
Cornwall Council has decided to freeze council tax and to accept a Government grant to help keep costs down.
The total budget for the Conservative led council comes in at £516 million, amid concerns that freezing council tax would cause bills to rocket in 2013.
Lib Dem councillors supported the Government's grant and group leader Jeremy Rowe said he believed it would be best for tax payers in the long run.
"I don't think taking the grant will mean bills will go up next year because I think Cornwall Council has good levels of reserves," he said. The authority remains on course with its four-year plan of making £170 million worth of cuts.