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Mayor’s first budget is good housekeeping with no cuts in services

PUBLISHED: 23:22 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:00 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, THE Mayor of London has announced no increase in GLA council tax bills for the coming year.

His first draft budget announced last week has brought good housekeeping to City Hall

Dear Editor,

THE Mayor of London has announced no increase in GLA council tax bills for the coming year.

His first draft budget announced last week has brought good housekeeping to City Hall. It brings to an end the eight years of the continuously-rising council tax bills that his predecessor Ken Livingstone imposed.

But there will be no cut in services. On the contrary—there will be 500 more police and support officers as a result, making public transport safer to use. The wasting of millions on Livingstone’s Londoner freesheet newspaper has ended.

Boris Johnson is introducing efficiencies. That is what people expect in these recessionary times.

Roger Evans (Conservative)

Barking & Havering constituency

London Assembly

City Hall

Queen’s Walk, Southwark


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