Stalemate as Brighton and Hove councillors agree only to delay setting council tax

Posted On 27 Feb 2014 at 10:35 pm

A six-hour meeting to set the budget and council tax for Brighton and Hove City Council ended in stalemate this evening (Thursday 27 February).

The Green Party’s proposal to put up council tax by 4.75 per cent from April was voted down by opposition Conservative and Labour councillors.

But the three parties were unable to agree on two rival proposals – whether to put up council tax by just under 2 per cent or whether to freeze it.

The meeting at Hove Town Hall was adjourned at 10.30pm with councillors expected to reconvene – probably next Thursday (6 March).

They have until Tuesday 11 March to set the budget and council tax or face government intervention.

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