Following Tuesday’s budget-setting meeting of the county council a typical Band D taxpayer will be paying £1,155.25. The district and town and parish council elements of the tax, along with that of the police, will come on top.

Cllr Alan Farnell (Cons, Nuneaton), the county council leader, said: “Once again we do not propose to increase the county council tax which remains at the level set back in 2010-11.

“We recognise that families’ budgets are being squeezed in these constrained times and we remain committed to playing our part in helping them whilst providing residents with value for money.”