07 November 2012
Lambeth Council pledge no Council Tax increase for two more years
Lambeth's Labour Council has pledged not to increase Council Tax in the borough for at least another two years. That means that Council Tax will have not increased since 2008.
With living costs rising and the price hikes recently announced by the energy companies, the Labour group of Councillors want to support residents.
Council Tax has been frozen at the 2008 level for four years now and when this measure is passed will have stayed at the same level for six years.
Labour Lambeth Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources Councillor Paul McGlone said “The economic failure of the Coalition Government means the cost of living is increasing and many local people are now struggling to make ends meet.
“We are doing what we can to help residents and the Council Tax freeze is part of that."
Vassall Ward Councillor Adrian Garden added "The Council Tax freeze is great news for all Vassall and Lambeth residents. We in the Labour Party understand the tough times that we are all going through facing increases in the cost of gas and electricity, transport and food and so anything that the Council can do to help is welcome."