Council tax frozen for third year by Lincolnshire County Council
People will not see a rise in the amount they pay in council tax to Lincolnshire County Council during the next year.
For the first time in its history, the authority has frozen its share of council tax for the third consecutive period.
The decision - made possible thanks to a government grant - came as the council set its budget for 2013/14 at a meeting today.
Announcing the news, councillors pledged to "protect essential services, find sensible efficiencies and invest wisely for the future".
Councillor Kelly Smith, executive member for finance and HR, said: "This is a difficult time for everyone financially, and we feel it's important to do all we can to make life easier for our residents.
"That's why we decided to take the unprecedented step of freezing our share of the council tax for the third year running."
The council said over the past two years it has made savings of around £80 million, with another £45 million to come in the next two years.
Tax payments to the county council go towards service areas like education, libraries, adult social care and highways.