COUNCIL TAX RISE IS LOWEST ON MERSEYSIDEThe Labour controlled St Helens Council has again set the lowest council tax rise on Merseyside, set at 2.5% for the fourth year in succession. Only Manchester Council could match the figure and many other authorities were forced to set much higher increases. This figure has been set with no cutbacks in services or job losses, indeed more money being able to be spent on frontline key services. Both Education and Social Services are in line to benefit from large cash injections.
For a full outline of all the key pointers, see the official council website at www.sthelens.gov.uk