As part of a Â£6 million recession busting package every household in Ealing will be getting Â£50 cashback later this year. See the story in tonight’s Evening Standard here. It is nice to see ex-Ealing Times reporter Benedict Moore-Bridger keeping in touch with his old stomping ground.
Jason Stacey, council leader, says:
We know how hard the recession has hit local people which is why I am proposing the country’s biggest ever council cash back scheme to help them during the credit crunch.
Ealing Council has built up strong reserves to see us through these difficult economic times. But, it is also important to remember that this money belongs to local people so it is only right that we give back some money during the recession.
The cash back scheme will be accompanied by a campaign to encourage residents to shop locally so that this Â£6million plus cash injection should also benefit our retailers.