Eric Pickles has said just under a third of English councils have committed to a national council tax freeze.
"Already we know of 115 (out of 351) can do councils who will freeze council tax for a third year from Derby to Dorset, Northampton to Norfolk and Wolverhampton to Worcester," he said.
The Daily Telegraph said the figure compared with 99% in 2011 and 85% last year.
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