Police impose council tax freeze

Householders in Derbyshire will not have to pay any more for policing next year after the county’s Police Authority agreed to freeze its share of the council tax.

Members of Derbyshire Police Authority met to discuss the budget and decided to keep it at last year’s levels as a result of the financial hardship facing many.

The decision means the Authority will now qualify for a one-off Government grant of three per cent which is worth an extra £1.6 million.

Householders in a band D property will pay £163.74 for the third year in a row. Those living in a band A property will pay less than £2.10 per week.