Brian will focus on keeping rates down
Brian will work to keep rates increases close to the Consumer Price Index (CPI)
The majority of ratepayers have had little, or no, wage increases in recent years, while the cost of living, energy, petrol etc., has been increasing.
Aged pensioners received a modest increase in their pension in March this year - about 1.4% - well below CPI.
Rates increases need to be sensible and affordable.