Tax freeze to stop protests
COUNCIL tax is to be frozen amid fears residents would refuse to pay if bills were increased for the second year in a row.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has announced it will not increase bills from April, despite needing to make up to £23 million savings.
Council leader Mohammed Pervez admitted residents "would not accept another council tax rise".
Bills will now remain at £788.97 for Band A properties until at least April 2014.
The Labour-run authority was among only 35 in the country to shun a Government incentive to freeze council tax for 2012/13.
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