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Spending Review: Osborne announces council tax freeze to continue

26 June 2013 Last updated at 13:20 BST

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the council tax freeze, due to come to an end in 2014, will be extended for a further two years.

Mr Osborne said the freeze extension would mean nearly £100 off the average council tax bill for families.

The chancellor is setting out spending cuts for 2015/16 forced on him by slower than expected economic growth and deficit reduction.

Labour has said it will stick to the plans if it wins the 2015 election.

BBC Spending Review index.


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