Wandsworth confirms CT freeze

Wandsworth Council has confirmed a second successive freeze in Council Tax.

The council’s tax rate has been increased twice in the last 12 years.

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “Our savings have come from back office efficiencies, a vastly reduced senior staff wage bill and through a highly successful programme of market testing our services.

“Our plan to share staff with Richmond Council was discussed by Councillors last month. This ambitious project will allow us to continue to reduce our spending while protecting the frontline.”

The council will be required to reduce spending by a further £50 million a year by 2017 in order to balance the budget.

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