Council tax precepts frozen by Boris
PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:59 05 October 2010
BORIS Johnson has announced that the Greater London Authority s share of council tax will be frozen for another year. Last year the Mayor of London halted an increase of the GLA s precept, keeping the cost to council taxpayers frozen at 2008-2009 s level.
BORIS Johnson has announced that the Greater London Authority's share of council tax will be frozen for another year.
Last year the Mayor of London halted an increase of the GLA's precept, keeping the cost to council taxpayers frozen at 2008-2009's level.
And now Mr Johnson has announced there will be no increase of the precepts collected by the GLA to fund Transport for London, the Met and Fire Brigade for the year 2010-2011.
Mr Johnson said: "Last year I committed to freezing the council tax, for the first time in the history of the authority, and I am pleased to be able to do the same again this year.
"When there is less money in people's pockets and people feel less secure in their jobs it is important that politicians do all they can to protect the families and people of London from excessive tax increases.
"Once again there will be no increase in our share of the council tax. I am confident that we will continue to deliver more services for less."
The news comes after Tower Hamlets council announced it too was freezing council tax, along with seven other Labour-controlled councils in London.
Deputy leader of Tower Hamlets council Josh Peck said the move was designed to help people out in a time of economic difficulty.
He said: "There are a lot of people in Tower Hamlets who struggle to pay their council tax."
But he pledged the move would not mean cuts to front line services.