Jan 17 2013

Susan Says: Council Tax Increase? Ludicrous.

susan_hall_150x150Cllr. Susan Hall, Conservative Group Leader, responded: “Cllr. Shah has just confirmed what we’ve been saying since December; Labour are putting up Harrow’s council tax [by 2%]. For the first time, Harrow’s band D council tax will smash past £1,500 – as our borough becomes the first in London and one of only a few to confirm a proposed increase.

Cllr. Shah owes me, but more importantly, all Harrow residents an apology for initially dismissing Labour’s planned increase as an ‘unfounded rumour’. He dashed residents’ hopes by insisting his draft budget wasn’t set in stone, only to confirm their council tax is going up. Residents deserve better than this cruel combination of indecision and incompetence.

In making this decision, Labour have turned down around £1 million of extra funding from the Government – leaving Harrow residents to foot the bill. Labour have put themselves in this position because of their poor financial management over the last two and a half years, and residents can be assured that the Conservative Group are fully against this increase.”

Cllr. Susan Hall – 07860 742 093

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