20 October 2009

Lambeth joins other Labour Councils in pledge to freeze Council Tax in 2010

Lambeth Borough Council leader Steve Reed has joined with seven other London Borough Council leaders to give an assurance that Council Tax in Labour controlled London Boroughs will not increase next year.

In Lambeth this will be the second consecutive year with no council tax increase. The Mayor of London has also pledged not to increase the contribution everyone makes towards London-wide bodies such as Transport for London, the Police and other emergency services, known as the precept.

Council Leader Councillor Steve Reed said: “Labour’s worked hard to cut out tens of millions of pounds of waste Lambeth’s Lib Dems and Tories left behind. That’s how we found the money to freeze council tax for two years and still invest in new services like more youth activities and pensioners’ lunch clubs.”

Photo of Labour Council leaders posing by a sign on the North bank of the river Thames

The photo shows (left to right) Cllr Liam Smith (Barking & Dagenham), Mayor Jules Pipe (Hackney), Cllr Lutfur Rahman (Tower Hamlets), Cllr Chris Roberts (Greenwich), Cllr Clare Kober (Haringey), Cllr Steve Reed (Lambeth), Rt Hon John Denham MP (Secretary of State for Communities), Mayor Steve Bullock (Lewisham). All have pledged not to increase Council tax in 2010.