Hammersmith & Fulham Council are set to freeze its council tax again, making it the only council in London to have frozen or cut the tax over four years.
The decision is expected to be formally agreed upon on the 21st February. The council will also be discussing:
- freeze parking charges for a fourth year in a row
- continue to offer older and disabled people free home care
- maintain the extra £3.4million it put into adult social care services last year.
Total council reform is also underway.
“We’re reforming every aspect of the way our council operates, to modernise and improve services and put money back into our residents’ pockets,” said Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of H&F Council.
“That’s how we’ve been able to freeze council tax bills while also funding more local police officers than ever before; abolishing charges for adult social care in 2014; and reducing the majority of council charges in real terms.
“Government funding cuts put unprecedented pressure on local services, particularly on care for elderly and disabled residents,” said Cllr Cowan. “But it is exactly those people who are hit hardest by council tax rises.”