Category Archives: Council finances

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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Leak reveals Westminster Council’s budget crisis

Leaked papers from a private meeting of Conservative Westminster councillors have revealed they are concealing the true problems with the Council budget. Labour councillors have been sent the presentation from a Conservative ‘Group Seminar’ on 21 January at which the … Continue reading

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Petition calls on Westminster City Council to restore funding to the Stowe Club

A new petition has been started calling on Westminster City Council to restore funding to the Stowe Club so that valuable services to young people can continue. You can sign here Because of Westminster Council cuts the Stowe Youth Club … Continue reading

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Westminster Conservatives reveal where the Libraries axe will fall as part of £750,000 cuts

Seven jobs, half of the staff at Marylebone Library, will be axed as part of Westminster Conservatives’ plans to cut £750,000 from the Libraries budget, according to figures released by the Council this week. In addition, 2 jobs will go … Continue reading

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