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Fire service freezes share of council tax
2:57pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in Local
HEREFORD and Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority has frozen its share of council tax for the third year running.
The authority met today to approve the 2013/2014 budget for the Fire and Rescue Service in the two counties at £32.5 million.
By not increasing the council tax precept, Band D council taxpayers will again pay £73.64 a year as their share of the total cost of the service.
Councillor Derek Prodger, chairman of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority, said: “In this challenging financial climate, the authority is more committed than ever to providing value for money and being efficient with its resources.
"Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service continues to be a relatively low spending yet high performing service.”