On Tuesday 19 January, Basildon Council issued a press release that stated within it that Council Tax will be frozen in the upcoming financial year.

For clarification, these are proposals, and the decision is still subject to approval by Councillor's at Full Council before it becomes legally binding. 

The release should have stated that there are plans for Council Tax to be frozen in the upcoming financial year, rather than that it will be.

The full budget for the 2021/22 financial year will be presented before Full Council on 25 February 2021.

Read our updated press release on Council Tax proposals for the upcoming financial year.

Published on Thursday 21 January 2021.