London Labour Councils lead the way on keeping down Council Tax
Local Government Minister, John Healey MP, is today touring the East London Labour Boroughs who are freezing their council tax for the next year.
Labour boroughs have recognised the tough times their residents are facing and are providing real help now by keeping council tax low.
Three Labour boroughs are freezing council tax completely for next year; Hackney where I'm a councillor, Newham and Greenwich. Hackney is freezing its tax for the fourth successive year and Newham now has the lowest council tax in outer London.
Hackney Labour's four years of freezes mean that residents in Band D are £256.03 better off than if we had increased it by the London average in each of the last three years and by 2.5% this year.
We've done this while investing in services, whilst Tory councils in London have been slashing and burning public services at a time when people need them most.
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