Council tax

Shropshire’s Council Tax will be frozen for 2014/15 – the fifth consecutive year with no increase.

The Police & Crime Commissioner and the Fire Authority have both raised their charge by 1.99%.

The average increase for Shropshire town and parish councils is 4.86%. I understand that Much Wenlock Town Council’s increase will be much lower at 0.42% and Easthope, Shipton & Stanton Long Parish Council’s is 0.02%. Therefore Band D for Much Wenlock will be £1,590.83 and Band D for Easthope, Shipton & Stanton Long will be £1,452.79.