Category Archives: Council finances

Westminster Labour’s plan for the first 100 days of a Labour Council 

Labour has set out an ambitious but deliverable manifesto that can help positively transform Westminster for the future to make it a city for the many not the few. So, if elected on May 3rd we will take urgent action to deliver on … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour will keep the Council tax low

Council Tax is always an emotive issue in Westminster politics but residents can be confident that Labour will keep Council Tax low. Westminster Council receives the highest levels of parking revenue (£73.2m) in the country as well as substantial commercial … Continue reading

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Westminster Council spends £180,000 on pre-election propaganda

Westminster Council rearranged the production of its usually quarterly local propaganda magazine ‘The Westminster Reporter’ so that three editions were delivered to local residents in the four months prior to ‘purdah’ ban on election advertising at the cost to the … Continue reading

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The Labour alternative to divisive Tory budget cuts

Westminster Tories have called an extraordinary Budget Council meeting to approve their plans for the 2018/19 budget. This comes despite many of their proposals not being ready for public scrutiny and with no clarity about upcoming Government funding decisions or … Continue reading

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Labour Plan for raising more cash for public services in Westminster

Westminster Labour Councillors have launched a 5 Point Plan which could raise millions of pounds for public services from wealthy residents who currently pay the lowest Council Tax in the UK and who want to pay more to resurrect local … Continue reading

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Labour demand information on Westminster Council plans to charge homeless families £12 a week to store possessions

Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to release all the internal emails and reports about a letter which was sent to households in temporary accommodation telling them their possessions could be destroyed if they did not pay a weekly … Continue reading

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Tri-borough collapse traces back to Westminster Council mismanagement

Westminster Council’s long-term mismanagement of back-office systems for Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster were at the root of the break-up of tri-borough arrangements. Councillors in Hammersmith & Fulham had little alternative but to look for other arrangements following grotesque … Continue reading

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