In a Commons speech on Monday Communities Secretary Eric Pickles gave examples of what Labour Councils are saying about the Council Tax freeze.
Sandwell's local authority states:
"The council is very aware of the difficult times local people face, and we don't want to add to their misery".
On the freeze, it states:
"It would be barmy not to do so."
Manchester city council states:
"We recognise it has been a very difficult year for some people, and as the UK comes out of recession it is critical we offer all the support we can to Manchester residents… it is great news…that this year we will freeze council tax".
While Bolsover council states that
"we have taken this step to freeze our share of the Council Tax because we do not feel it is fair that these are passed onto you".