Prime Minister David Cameron announced £270 million of funding for local authorities that agree to freeze council tax next year.
The Government initiative in England is being extended for a third year in a bid to help squeezed families. However, this time town halls will only get the equivalent of a 1% increase from Whitehall in return for holding the levy.
Speaking on the first day of the Tory party conference David Cameron rejected plans for a 'mansion tax' and signalled further budget cuts.
As the Conservative Party Conference begins David Cameron has already ruled out the controversial 'mansion tax' plans.
David Cameron today will pledge to use Britain's veto to block the European Union budget if it is not in the UK interest.