Category Archives: Council Tax

Westminster Labour welcomes screeching Tory U-turn on empty property tax

News that the Conservative leadership of Westminster City Council has reversed its position on taxing empty property has been welcomed by Labour Councillors. On Monday, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called for the government to give the boroughs increased powers … 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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Westminster Tories preparing to push through cruel cuts, while Labour stands up for young people

Westminster Council will try to use today’s budget meeting to push through over £45 million in cuts, due to a £33 million cut in Government grant, increasing costs and planning for future pressures. Despite years of cutting services under the … Continue reading

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Lindsey Hall’s Westminster Council voting record – A Public Interest Report

Labour Councillors have scrutinised Westminster North Conservative Candidate Lindsey Hall’s Westminster Council voting record and have compiled a ‘Public Interest Report’ so that voters have all the information they need to make a decision on whom to vote for. Despite … Continue reading

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Westminster Conservatives prepare for electoral defeat and plan lobbying campaign against next Labour Government

Westminster Conservatives are preparing for electoral defeat at next month’s General Election and have put down a motion at the next Council meeting on 29th April committing the Council “to lobby against any ‘Mansion Tax’ on homes deemed to be … Continue reading

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Westminster Conservative MP joins Labour in calling for owners of the most expensive property to pay more Council Tax

Mark Field MP is the second Conservative parliamentary candidate in Westminster to call for those who own the most expensive houses to pay additional Council Tax towards public services. He joins Labour’s Karen Buck MP in calling for a bigger … Continue reading

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Westminster Conservative calls for the end to Council Tax discount for single people

Westminster Conservatives want to end the Council Tax discount for single people so that people like the elderly can be “nudged to move to more appropriate accommodation”, according to tweets by Conservative Councillor Richard Holloway who was elected for Bayswater … Continue reading

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