During February the three councils to the east of us have made promises to control the rise in council taxes. The promises are:
- Westminster, 2% for five years
- Kensington and Chelsea, NOTHING for two years
- Hammersmith and Fulham, 1.5% for three years
It would be good to hear such a promise from Ealing.
Comparing Labour Ealing’s Band D council tax with the Conservative Boroughs to the east of us will make you green with envy:
- Ealing £1,309
- Kensington and Chelsea £982
- Westminster £659
Funnily enough Labour Hammersmith and Fulham, one of the councils most likely to be turned over by the conservatives in May, has not yet published its bands only their overall rise excluding the rise in the GLA precept. This is because they know that Ken Livingstone’s 13.3% GLA precept rise will do for them.