Council Tax

Greenwich Council agrees to exempt young care leavers from Council Tax

Greenwich Council has agreed to exempt young people leaving care from Council Tax up to the age of 25, following a proposal from Conservative councillors that will see around 450 young people save hundreds of pounds a year.

Conservatives propose alternative to Council Tax rise

Conservative councillors in Greenwich will vote against Labour plans to increase Council Tax in the borough by 1.99% this evening, instead proposing a fully-costed alternative that would see increased funding for a key scheme to help people into work. The meeting will be the first to be streamed live via the web.

Would you manage your finances as badly as Greenwich Council manage theirs?

In a recent financial report which, let’s face it, describes how between £858 to £2,575 of your money is spent this year, Greenwich Council spoke of ‘under borrowing’

Council still behind on council tax collection

Government figures published this week highlighted that the council still has some way to go in collecting council tax.  In 2009/10 the council only managed to collect 94% of the £82,655 it needed to collect, well below the national average collection rate of 97.01%. 

Conservatives uncover Labour waste

Eltham South candidate Matt Clare recently challenged Greenwich Council on the recruitment of 2 senior Human Resources posts both offering a salary of £78,000 - nearly seven t

Greenwich Council Tax might soar to £1,232 a year

Alistair Craig, Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, warned this week that the Government wa

Council tax revaluation is a ticking tax timebomb

Alistair Craig, Parliamentary Spokesman for Greenwich & Woolwich warned this week that the revaluation of proper

Soaring cost of local taxes on Greenwich exposed

Conservatives today warned that the Borough's residents were finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet due to rising property taxes and utility bills. The warnings comes amid new research highlighting how much extra a typical family in Greenwich has paid in council tax since 1997. The new analysis reveals that the cumulative change in council tax since 1997 is £997.

Alistair Craig, Parliamentary Spokesman for Greenwich & Woolwich said:

Cut the spin and freeze the Tax

Conservatives have voted against increasing the Greenwich Council Tax this year.  Labour is claiming tha

Conservatives would freeze Greenwich Council Tax

Council Tax in Greenwich has increased by 24% in the last three years, resulting in hardship for many on lo

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