Local taxes, rates and fees to be frozen for 2014

The Councillor for Finance, Antonio Villasclaras, has announced that the Council intends to freeze local taxes, rates and fees for next year and some may even be lowered.

The freeze was agreed by the local government team and will be presented in a motion to the plenary session of the Council but, with an absolute majority, this should be a mere formality.

One of the taxes which could go down is the industrial vehicle entrance tax. The Councillor stated that these measures, necessary in a financial crisis, are possible because the Nerja Council, unlike many other municipalities, have kept a tight rein on finances and has not spent more than it receives in income.

The Councillor added that, unlike in some municipalities, it has not operated a deficit policy which means that Nerja is in relatively good shape financially.

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