New House of Commons figures show Suffolk council tax increases the lowest in the East of England

Wednesday, 11 November, 2009

David Ruffley MP has this week complimented Suffolk County Council on their financial management over the last five years.

Since 2005 Suffolk County Council's council tax increases have been the lowest of all the county authorities in the East of England. The figures, given as the average year-on-year increase for band d properties, are in the notes below.

David said:

'Nobody likes to see the tax they pay increase but due to ever decreasing government grants and financial pressures we have come to recognise that a small increase in our annual council tax bill is almost inevitable.

'I am quite pleased, therefore, to be able to release these new House of Commons figures which show that the tax increases from Suffolk County Council have been the lowest in the East of England in each of the last five years.

'During this recession we are all finding it hard to make ends meet and I am delighted that we have a county council that recognises this and is able to display fine financial management in the face of adversity.'

Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 3 November 2009, c838W)