Sir Robin’s Newham Council Tax freeze for fourth year running

Mayor Sir Robin Wales has again indicated that Newham residents will not be asked for a penny more in Council Tax for the fourth year running.

In his interim budget plans approved by the council’s Cabinet, the proposed zero per cent increase would mean properties in Band D continuing to pay �945.63 to cover the Newham element of Council Tax – the same level since 2008/9.

The Mayor said: “We will continue to deliver services residents say are important to them. We continue to have to tighten our belts and make tough decisions about public spending, but we propose not to ask any more from people in terms of Council Tax next April.”

The council continues to save money through greater levels of efficiency and cost effectiveness of service delivery, maximising income and withdrawing services that no longer serve residents. The final budget proposals will be considered by the full council in February.