Mark Pawsey MP welcomes sixth year of Council Tax freeze

Mark Pawsey MP with Rugby Borough Councillors & Council Candidates.

Mark Pawsey MP this week welcomed the budget passed by Rugby Borough Council which will once again deliver a Council Tax freeze for the hardworking families of Rugby. The budget will ensure that there will be no cuts to council services and no staff redundancies within the council, whilst still providing the investment that Rugby needs as a growing town.

Mark said:

“Once again the Conservative-led council has shown that it is possible to provide transformative investment in our town whilst still ensuring that hard working local residents continue to benefit from the Government’s commitment to freeze council tax. This will mean that the people of Rugby will save £125 a month on average but will still providing nearly half a million pounds of investment in services.”

Mark continued:

“I am particularly pleased to see that Conservatives on the Council have taken the lead in innovative ways to improve our local services. It was particularly good to see that smart bins are to be rolled out across Rugby. As a member of the DCLG Select Committee it was fascinating to get a detailed understanding of the proposals that Rugby Borough Council are bringing forward when following Sean Lawson, Head of Environmental Services’, gave evidence recently. I know they will greatly benefit our town.”

Mark concluded:

“The work done by Rugby Borough Council is a clear indication that our long-term economic plan for Britain is working – Conservatives in both local and national government are delivering savings to the taxpayer and local investment opportunities to improve public services. We can see this in the investment in the Rainsbrook Crematorium and the new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre, and Rugby is continuing to attract business investment at the Gateway Site and Elliot’s Field retail park.”