07 October 2009

Mayor of London pledges no Council Tax increase in 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has pledged that he will not increase the part of Council Tax that contributes to London-wide services next year.

Currently each Council Tax payer in Lambeth and across London pays £310 a year (band D house) towards services such as Transport for London, the Fire service and the Metropolitan Police. Conservative Mayor Boris has now pledged not to increase his section of the Council Tax bill - following the lead of Lambeth which has also pledged not to increase Council Tax next year. The move is expected to result in above inflation increases to fares on the tube and London buses.

Mayor of London news release: Mayor to freeze council tax for another year