Yesterday Ealing council announced its council tax rise for this year. Their press release says it will be 4.7% although you have to read almost down the the bottom to get this information. They seem to be pleased that they have held their rise down to 2.49% only they don’t let on that they are massively increasing borrowing by Â£177 million over two years. Oooops.
They use the same trick as Ken and talk about their rise being only 48p per week. Makes it sound almost painless until your bill arrives and you realise that it has doubled since Labour came to power. The combination of a Labour Government, Mayor and Council is pretty hard work.
See Ealing Times story.