The freeze was funded by £650million provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government which supported Councils like Barnet who opted not to increase their bills. Without this support Council Tax would have risen by at least 2.5%. Barnet also froze Council Tax last year, meaning families are saving over £72.
Speaking from Westminster Mike Freer said, “The Government’s highest priority is tackling the deficit but at the same time they are determined to help families struggling with the daily cost of living. Keeping Council Tax down isn’t easy, but Barnet has made the tough decisions to make it happen.”
Council Tax in Barnet remains below the national average.