COUNCIL tax in North Ayrshire is to be frozen for the third year in a row.
On Friday, Finance Secretary John Swinney announced that all 32 Scottish local authorities had agreed to the freeze.
He said: “These tough economic times are being felt by families right across Scotland.
“Freezing council tax for a third year will help ease financial stress in households struggling with their finances.
“I welcome the continued commitment of our partners in local government to ensuring there is no increase as it is a clear demonstration of the more productive relationship we have forged with councils, which is delivering real benefits for the people of Scotland.
“Putting money back into people’s pockets in this way has the added benefit of boosting spending in local economies, helping to support jobs and business.”
North Ayrshire Council is now to be given a share of £70 million to allow it to support the freeze.