Tories’ social care announcement will force Council Tax rise

Good old Torres cannot raise my wages by 5% or a pensioners no

Inside Croydon

In a quick break during last night’s everlasting planning committee meeting, WALTER CRONXITE crunched some numbers for the next round of Council Tax, and finds the Labour-run authority has been boxed into a vote-losing corner

Theresa May’s Tory Government has effectively decided to increase Council Tax in Croydon by 5per cent next year, and will lump on at least a further 3per cent in 2018, just ahead of the next Town Hall elections, in the latest cynical exercise in buck-passing for essential services and provision of care for the elderly and vulnerable.

Council tax form 4In all, it could mean Council Tax in Croydon will rise by more than 11per cent over three years, a steaming political turd for council leader Tony Newman and his “ambitious” Labour group which currently controls the Town Hall.

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