Bexley’s Conservative administration have announced plans to increase Council tax by just 3% meaning for the second year running a below inflation increase for Bexley residents.
The Council tax plans come despite Bexley receiving the worst grant settlement in living memory from Gordon Brown’s Labour Government.
Bexley Council leader Cllr Ian Clement said he was “proud” to lead an administration that had delivered a below inflation increase in Council tax in consecutive years the first time this has happened in Bexley since the Council tax was introduced.
Contrasting this record with the 40% increase in Council tax during the 4 years that Labour ran Bexley, Cllr Clement added,
“Labour’s 40% increase in Council tax was cruel and hit pensioners and those on low incomes the hardest, Bexley Conservatives are committed to keeping Council tax as low as we can whilst improving services too”
The Budget will go to the Council for approval on 5th March.
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